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Foster with lead sponsors

Lord Foster with the event's lead sponsors; Brian Roberts and Karen Bucholz of Comcast and John Gattuso of Liberty Property Trust.

June 23, 2015 | Kahn Memorial Lecture, Center News, Lectures + Talks
Dear Friends and Colleagues: Although a joyous family occasion prevented me from attending the 30th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture on June 9, I am happy to report that the evening was a smashing success! I have heard from many colleagues that Lord Norman Foster was engaging, thoughtful, and inspirational describing his work and his passions to a sold-out auditorium. The event brought together the development and design community in a unique evening celebrating the work of a talented architect and his team, along with the visionary leadership of Brian Roberts of Comcast , and John Gattuso of Liberty Property Trust . Their efforts to bring the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center to fruition will have a lasting impact on the City of Philadelphia and for that we are all grateful. As president of the Center for Architecture Board and past president of AIA Philadelphia, I am heartened by the support and enthusiasm of my professional community, friends, peers, colleagues, and mentors in supporting the Kahn Lecture this year. A special thank you goes out to Bill McDowell , Chair of the Kahn Lecture Committee, for his tireless efforts in making the event a reality. Designing Our Skyline , an...more