Dana joined Cicada after completing her Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science
in Historic Preservation from the UPenn in June of 2016. Her Master’s Thesis was titled “Alternative Histories – Adaptive Reuse of Public Housing Projects in Philadelphia”. Before attending UPenn her interest in preservation was fostered at the University of Pittsburgh where she pursued a Bachelors of Arts in Architectural Studies with a focus in historic preservation graduating in 2012.
She is experienced working with existing buildings including restorations and repairs and conditions assessments through internships with Partners for Sacred Places and Klein and Hoffman as well as with energy retrofits and modeling with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation. Dana has experience working with existing buildings in both professional and non-profit settings with a focus towards community design. Having a background in both preservation and architectural design, she understands architecture as part of a larger context and responds to changing needs.
While pursuing licensure as a practicing architect Dana is currently participating in The Intern Development Program. In the future Dana hopes to work towards bridging gaps between planning and design to better engage with communities as a whole.