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Alice K. Berman, AIA Receives Alan Greenberger Award

Were were pleased to present the 2017 Alan Greenberger Award to Alice K. Berman, AIA. This annual award recognizes Community Design Collaborative leaders for their commitment and service to our mission.  

Jeff Goldstein, Principal of DIGSAU presented the award at the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards Gala on October 18th. Here's an excerpt from his remarks:

I can think of no better honoree than Alice.  She is a founder of the Community Design Collaborative in 1991.  That’s right, she was in the room where it happened.  She was among the group of self-described “anarchist architects” who created the Collaborative to meet a critical need. 

Alice assumed key roles at critical transitions for the organization, nimbly responding to new challenges.   She has served in many capacities, including Board Co-Chair, Governance Committee Co-Chair, and a member of the Board Development and Strategic Planning Committee.  She has been a critical thinker and actor, guiding the Collaborative’s progression from a pilot program of this Chapter, to a start-up nonprofit organization, to the nationally-regarded community design innovator that we know today.

Alice has consistently and creatively combined her passions for design and community service in her professional life.  In her own practice, Alice K Berman Associates, she offers architecture, interior design, and community advocacy to the corporate and non-profit community. Through her nonprofit, the Corporate to Community Program, she recycles and repurposes corporate assets to enhance the working environment of nonprofits.

From the Community Design Collaborative’s beginnings with a handful of socially-conscious architects to an organization that engages thousands of people from all walks of life each year, Alice’s leadership has been the common thread.  

Thank you, Alice!



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