Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award

Kahn's Salk Institute in La Jolla, California | Photo by Rex Boggs
Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award

Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award

Presented Annually In Spring

2017 Kahn Awardee: Jeanne Gang | Learn More

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Since 1983, the annual Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk has been Philadelphia's signature event honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of architecture. The event celebrates these achievements against the backdrop of the storied career of Philadelphia architect, Louis Kahn [1901-1974], architect of such famous structures as the Salk Institute in La Jolla California; the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh; and the Richards Medical Research Laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was also a renowned teacher at Yale, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and Princeton.

This annual event raises funds to support the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, the first school of its kind in the nation, founded in 1999 as a legacy project of AIA Philadelphia.

This program is organized by the Louis Kahn Memorial Committee.