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Weitzman School Awards

The 2019 Weitzman School Awards

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Weitzman School Awards took place at the IAC Building in New York. Besides presenting the awards in architecture and city and regional planning, the event allowed the School to celebrate its new name as in February 2019, the University of Pennsylvania named its Design School in honor of award-wining designer and footwear icon Stuart Weitzman, Wharton Class of 1963, in recognition of both his ongoing philanthropic support of the University and his active engagement in its academic activities. All proceeds from the event supported student scholarships in architecture and city and regional planning.  



Event Co-Chairs

  • William P. Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch
  • Kevin and Erica Penn
  • Bill Witte and Keiko Sakamoto

Host Committee

  • Jay and Luciane Goldman
  • Scott and Wendy Kleinman
  • Leonard A. Lauder
  • Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group


  • Jay and Erika Abramson
  • Eugenie L. Birch
  • David J. Cohen
  • Dranoff Properties
  • Cathy Franklin and Jeffrey Baker
  • Gensler
  • Robin and Jeffrey Kaplan 
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
  • Clarissa and Steven Lefkowitz 
  • Matt Nord and Erika Weinberg
  • Owen Thomas
  • Barbara Van Beuren and Stephen Glascock


  • James Corner Field Operations
  • Andrew L. Farkas
  • Jeffrey Fine and Andrea Katz
  • Laurence and Carrie Goldberg
  • Manda and Albert Kalimian
  • Sanjay and Leslie Patel
  • Sam Rosenblatt and Mario Dandrea
  • Amrita Sen and Ravi Ahuja
  • Patricia Udell


  • Marc and Sheri Feigen 
  • Steven Goldberg
  • Jay and Ellen Hass 
  • Thomas and Sarah Janover
  • Steve Marks


  • Kevin Dieterich 
  • The Dinan Family Foundation
  • Thomas and Deborah Farrell
  • Jane Hertzmark Hudis
  • Jane Lauder
  • Jane and Daniel Och
  • Larry and Nancy Pantirer 
  • James Robinson
  • Rick Rosan
  • Gary and Bonnie Stone Sellers
  • Lisa Somar

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