New Hire: Colleen Korp, Architectural Designer
NEWS | JUNE 2016
Colleen Korp, a graduate of Philadelphia University, joined MV+A in June. At school she focused on sustainability, which she integrated into her personal interest in urban design and planning. Below is a sketch from her study abroad in Italy. Colleen explains, “Richard Meier is one of my favorite architects, and this church was one of my case studies during school. While in Rome I just had to make the trip to see this building in person. I ended up arriving just after the church closed for the afternoon, so I started sketching to pass the time.”
On May 20, 2016 MV+A’s Managing Principal Jim Voelzke, FAIA, was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows at the Investiture Ceremony at the annual AIA Convention in Philadelphia. Along with the other 148 new Fellows, Jim was recognized by the Fellowship Program as an architect who “has made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who has achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.”
Jim’s elevation to Fellowship stems from his characteristic and paradigm-shifting work in urban retail and grocery architecture and planning. His work catalyzes neighborhood transformations with thoughtful, seamless designs that bring modern grocery and retail back to the city. Projects like the P Street Whole Foods Market, 77 H Street, Tysons West, and Rodin Square, enhance lifestyles, initiate growth, and act as long-term foundations to benefit the surrounding community.