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Drexel Hillel

Drexel Hillel Annual Fundraising Dinner

Divine Presence: Judaism and its Architectural Influence
A personal observation by award-winning architect Stanley Saitowitz

Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00 pm

A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery
Main Building – 3rd Floor
3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Stanley Saitowitz

Internationally acclaimed architect Stanley Saitowitz is the designer of the forthcoming Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University. He is the Partner and Design Principal of Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc. of San Francisco, CA.

Mr. Saitowitz is also a Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and has also has taught at Harvard University, UCLA, Rice, Cornell, Syracuse, University of Texas, University of Oklahoma and Southern California Institute of Architecture . He has given more than 200 public lectures in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Saitowitz's first house was built in 1975, and together with Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects Inc., has completed numerous buildings and projects. These have been residential, commercial and institutional. He has designed houses, housing, master plans, offices, museums, libraries, wineries, synagogues, churches, commercial and residential interiors, memorials, urban landscapes and promenades.

These projects have received national and international recognition. Amongst many awards, the Transvaal House was declared a National Monument by the Monuments Council in South Africa in 1997, the New England Holocaust Memorial received the Henry Bacon Medal in 1998, and in 2006 he was a finalist for the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award given by Laura Bush at the White House.

Three books have been published on the work, and articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. His paintings, drawings and models have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.

Mr. Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977.

More information can be found at: Examples of Mr. Saitowitz’s work are below:

Coming Soon!  Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Congregation Beth El, San Diego Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Transvaal House, South Africa
Sukkah at the Jewish Museum, San Francisco Bridge House, Marin, CA 8 Octavia Street, San Francisco

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