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Ballinger’s Director of Historic Preservation Fon S. Wang Wins AIA Philadelphia’s 2015 Young Architect Award

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.

Fon S. Wang, AIA, LEED AP, Joins Ballinger as Director of Historic Preservation

Ballinger is pleased to welcome Fon Wang to the architecture studio as Director of Historic Preservation.

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 structures, as well as new construction in a historic context, is attuned to the evolving requirements of today’s occupants.

Fon’s arrival at Ballinger provides the firm with stronger credentials to grow a historic preservation portfolio.

From 2005 to 2015, Fon was principal of UCI Architects providing architecture, planning and historic preservation services. At UCI, she worked closely with the Ballinger team on Philadelphia’s Public Safety Services Campus (PSSC) project, a major renovation of the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company complex to become the headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department as well as home to the Medical Examiner’s Office and Department of Health Laboratory Services.  Now at Ballinger, she will continue to work on PSSC as well as other opportunities as they arise.

Fon was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 40 under 40 local proven performers in their industries and communities. Her professional affiliations include: Board Member Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, Design Services Committee Community Design Collaborative, Co-chair Community Outreach Committee CREW Philadelphia.

Fon holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Science 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.