Class of 1976

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 Honored with 2017 James Felt Creative Counseling Award

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 , manager at Hillsborough County Economic Development Department in Tampa, Florida, is the 2017 recipient of the James Felt Creative Counseling Award from The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) professional association. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and ingenuity in real estate counseling by a member of the organization.

In addition, Hett was recently recognized in the Board of County Commissioners Quarterly Awards session on July 25 with an Employee Recognition & Commendation.

Read the full CRE press release.

Image courtesy of the Florida Redevelopment Association.

posted August, 2017

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Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76

Marilyn Hett MCP ’76 received recognition for Outstanding Achievement at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 2017 Annual Conference for the Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay) Historic Preservation Challenge Grant program.  Last year, the program received First Place, Built Environment (Category), from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, at its 24th Annual Future of the Region Award event.  Since 2012, she has distributed over $6 million in local matching funds to over 80 historic buildings, sites and heritage tourism projects in the Tampa (FL) area.  This is in addition to her managing a $30 million annual tourism development program.

Image courtesy of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation


posted July, 2017


Brenda Levin MArch ’76 Honored with Los Angeles Architectural Angel Award

Brenda Levin MArch '76

Brenda Levin MArch ’76 was recently honored with the Los Angeles Architectural Angel Award by the non-profit Project Restore. Founder of the LA-based architecture and urban design firm Levin & Associates, Levin is known for her work to revitalize Los Angeles’ urban, historic, and cultural form. For over 30 years her firm has pioneered the preservation and redefinition of important historic landmarks including Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall, Wiltern Theater, Bradbury, Oviatt, Fine Arts buildings and Grand Central Market.

Levin accepted the award at the 2017 Los Angeles Heritage Awards Gala on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

A video highlighting some of the firm’s work over the past 37 years is featured on Project Restore’s website.

posted June, 2017

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Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA ’76 named Fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA '76

Owen Lang, FASLA, MLA ’76  named Fall 2015 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. As Chair, Lang will present a lecture at the college, “Repurposing the Urban Landscape,” on October 26. Throughout the semester, he is working with LSU landscape architecture graduate and undergraduate students on an urban design project along the South Platt River Corridor in Denver, Colorado, where the students will investigate environmental issues, such as flood plain mitigation, drought, and redevelopment concepts, consider recreational opportunities that can help neighboring redevelopments engage with the river as an asset.

September 2015 

posted December, 2016

Faryar Javaherian MAUD ’76 Co-Curated an Exhibit at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Faryar Javaherian MAUD '76

An exhibit at theTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, “Farideh Lashai: Towards the Ineffable,” was co-curated by  Faryar Javaherian MAUD ’76. The show will include works from TMOCA’s collection, and juxtapose Lashai’s art of the late 1960s and 1970s with predecessors and peers Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and more. The exhibit opened November 20, 2015 and will be on view until February 26, 2016.

November 2015 

posted December, 2016

Bob Phillips MCP ’76 Retires from the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center

Bob Phillips MCP '76

Bob Phillips MCP ’76recently retired after 32 years as an Operations Research Analyst at the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA. Most of Bob’s work there was in support of the Federal Aviation Administration. Bob and his wife Cheryl live in Belmont, MA.

August 2016 

posted December, 2016