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2021 Architecture Awards

2021 Architecture Awards

accepted a 2021 American Architecture Award for the renovation and restoration of historic classrooms at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

This project was the latest in a long-term partnership between VMA and Penn Carey Law, sought to recapture the original grandeur of Silverman Hall – a theme supported by students during programming – while improving its teaching spaces and offering more opportunities for students to collaborate.
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Featured Pieces at Penn Carey Law

Art and Architecture: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham

Judge Higginbotham was a self-described “survivor of segregation” who become one of the country’s most prominent Black judges.

Art and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: The Honorable Dolores Sloviter L’56

Judge Sloviter was the first woman to serve on the Third Circuit as well as its first woman Chief Judge.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Ed’1918, G’1921, L’1927, Hon’1974

“I certainly see her as an inspiration and a role model,” said Dorothy E. Roberts, the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Raymond Pace Alexander W’1920

Alexander founded the first Black law firm in Philadelphia and was a prominent civil rights leader.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Hsieh-Chai (The Goat) by Henry Mitchell

Hsieh-chai was a supernatural goat-like creature endowed with a single horn and the ability to discern the guilt or innocence of those accused of crimes in ancient China.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Dr. Caroline Burnham Kilgore L’1883

Kilgore was the Law School’s first woman graduate, the first woman admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Ed’1918, G’1921, L’1927, Hon’1974

In February 2021, the Law School announced three full-tuition scholarships to honor the legacy of Alexander.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Bernard G. Segal W’28, L’31, Hon’69

Segal was the first Jewish president of the ABA and a champion of civil rights.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: William Polk Carey W’53

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is named in recognition of the W. P. Carey Foundation’s historic donation of $125 million, the largest gift ever to a law school.

Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Henry Silverman L’64

Silverman’s $15 million dollar gift to the Law School supported the renovation of Silverman Hall and endowed the Silverman-Rodin Scholarship and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law chair.