Preservation Pennsylvania conferred its Initiative Award for Communications on Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece, a book by Susan Rademacher (LF ’87), parks curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
Gail Vittori (LF ’99), co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas, is the first woman to be selected by the Hanley Foundation to receive this year’s prestigious Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability in the built environment.
Meanwhile, President Obama announced the appointment of Alexie Torres-Fleming (LF ’14) to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She’ll join other religious and secular leaders who advise the government on steps to reduce poverty and inequality and create opportunity, including changes in policies, programs, and practices to meet the needs of low-income and other underserved persons.
Read a review of Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece.