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June 1, 2021
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Archer & Buchanan Architecture Announces Scholarship

By Archer & Buchanan Architecture
Archer & Buchanan Architecture Leadership: Michele Thackrah, AIA, LEED AP; Peter Archer, AIA; Richard Buchanan, AIA; Dan Russoniello, AIA, LEED AP

Archer & Buchanan Architecture is pleased to announce the firm has established the Archer & Buchanan Architecture Scholarship at Penn State as part of the firm’s celebration of its 25th anniversary this year. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an architecture student who demonstrates financial need and whose gender, race, ethnic, cultural or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.

Ranked among the top design programs in the Eastern US, Penn State’s architecture department is the alma mater of several of the firm’s designers.

“When thinking of ways to celebrate the firm’s silver anniversary, it seemed natural to give something back to the place where so many of us got our start,” says firm partner Michele Thackrah. “We are thrilled to add to the educational experience of an architecture student and truly look forward to seeing the Penn State program continue to produce outstanding young designers.”

Professor Mehrdad Hadighi, head of the Department of Architecture at Penn State, commented, “We are grateful to Archer & Buchanan Architecture for establishing this scholarship that will help us recruit and sustain students who will contribute to the diversity of our student body. There is nothing more important than relieving economic concerns so that our students may concentrate on their world-class architectural education.”

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