As part of its mission as the professional organization of architects, AIA Philadelphia pursues design excellence of the build environment of our region. The Paul Philippe Cret Award recognizes individuals or organizations who are not architects but who have made an outstanding and lasting contribution to design of buildings, structure, landscapes and the public realm of Greater Philadelphia. Philadelphia is enriched when non-architects see the benefit of design excellence and provide leadership and vision in the making of significant buildings and public environments. All current and future citizens of our community enjoy the rewards of such design excellence. The Cret award provides a permanent recognition for those leaders outside the design profession who have made such a contribution.
Cret was a renowned 20th Century Philadelphia architect, teacher and design leader. Throughout his life Cret contributed timeless buildings, memorials and landscapes. In Philadelphia the Rodin Museum, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion were designed by Cret. His three decades of teaching at the University of Pennsylvania influenced many design leaders of the 20th Century and his practice created signature buildings throughout the world for over half a century.
The recipient of this award is selected annually by the Board of Directors. Nominations from Chapter Members are welcome. This award is presented during AIA Philadelphia’s Design Awards program.
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