Danielle DiLeo Kim, AIA, (B.Arch. ‘96) received the 2012 Young Architect Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the Design Excellence ceremony on Wednesday, October 10. Danielle is the Director of Special Projects at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC). She is currently managing the implementation of Philadelphia2035 for PCPC and the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). Prior to joining the City Planning Commission as a consultant in 2010, Danielle was an Associate with MGA Partners and has 16 years experience practicing architecture and urban design in Philadelphia. While at MGA, she served as Project Manager for Temple University’s 20/20 Master Plan, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ campus plan and pavilions, and the Master Plan for the Centennial District in Fairmount Park, in addition to other planning studies. She is co-chair of the AIA’s Urban Design Committee and board president of Clementine Montessori. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, and she earned a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.