Ballinger’s Director of Historic Preservation Fon S. Wang, AIA, LEED AP received the 2015 Young Architect Award at the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards Gala held on October 14th at the National Museum of American Jewish History. One of the highest honors presented by AIA Philadelphia, the Young Architect Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the architectural profession in the categories of leadership, practice and service.

Over the course of her 17-year career, Fon has led projects ranging from state-of-the-art academic facilities to the restoration of a late 19th century station house. Her practical knowledge in sensitive interventions to existing heritage structures, as well as new construction in a historic context, is attuned to the evolving requirements of today’s occupants. Her designs adhere to the guidelines of the preservation community and building codes while recognizing the importance of evolving environmental and cultural concerns. 

Fon is a Board Member for the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, Co-chair of Community Outreach Committee for CREW Philadelphia and volunteers her professional design services for the Community Design Collaborative. 

Fon holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the inaugural recipient of the David De Long Fellowship. She is a lecturer at PennDesign’s Historic Preservation Studio.