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Moses award twice, which is the New York Landmarks Conservancy highest honor for excellence in preservation.  His rehabilitation of the world’s oldest wire rope bridge, The Delaware Aqueduct, won a Presidential Design Award conferred by the Federal Government.

Allen has a 35-year history of academic teaching commitment.  He has taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute and has been an active critic on juries at Columbia University.  His students have gone on the run firms, governmental agencies and become significant political leaders.  They have had major gallery and museum exhibitions and have been widely published.

He has an extensive exhibition record with work in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the University of Connecticut.  He has developed several screenplays for television and film.  His film “Journeys to Remember”, appeared on the Discovery Channel and “The American Son” is in development at Paramount Pictures.  Both are based on a memoir written for the William Morris Agency about an event that takes place during World War 2 in preparation for D-day.

You can see Allen’s 2016 elevation to the College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects here:

Allen Swerdlowe, FAIA, founded design seven architects in 1993.  He has Masters Degrees in Architecture (March) from Columbia University and Fine Arts (MFA) from the Chicago Art Institute and has an undergraduate degree with majors in history and art history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Allen believes in multidisciplinary practice, which requires participation in and the study of a cross section of art, culture, history, society, politics, social responsibility and life experience.  He supplements his private architectural practice with an intensive involvement in political, public and academic activities. 

He is the site-planning chairman of New York New Visions (NYNV), a committee formed by the American Institute of Architects after the attacks on the World Trade Center.  NYNV wrote the initial site planning guidelines for the rebuilding of the site and now monitors its progress.  He also sits on the AIA’s Design Awards, Urban Design, and Transportation committees and is a frequent presenter on panels and programs at the Center for Architecture.  He has been a consultant to the Municipal Art Society and the Regional Plan Association.

He is a founding director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, which is currently building a major development and park with significant City and State funding on the Brooklyn waterfront.  He is a former President of the Fulton Ferry Landing Association, a civic organization located at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.  He chairs a new alternative energy district for Weston, Connecticut, which is bringing fuel cells and other forms of alternative energy to its community and is a board member of their Building and Capital Appropriations committees. 

He was a finalist in both the TKTS competition held by the Van Alen Institute and the High Line competition, held by the City of New York.  His work has won numerous awards including the Lucy G.

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