Kevin Blackney 7W6, AIA, cofounder and principal of Blackney Hayes Architects in Philadelphia, received Drexel University’s prestigious Mary S. Irick Drexel Award recently.
Kevin was selected for the honor by Drexel’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies as an outstanding alumnus with “past contributions of measurable benefit in forwarding the work of Drexel and its future, personal attainments reflecting credit to the University, contributions to civic and community life, and a continuing interest and active participation in Drexel activities and in its development in all areas.” He also was cited for his innovations in urban school design and an article he coauthored on the subject. Kevin accepted the award during a ceremony at Drexel.
He earned an architecture degree at Drexel in 1985 and cofounded Blackeny Hayes Architects in 1988. Based in center city Philadelphia with a staff of 40, the company specializes in architecture, interior design, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse, and has been repeatedly recognized for its achievements in interior design, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.
Kevin designed the Strine Learning Center, which was dedicated in June 2007 after being renovated from the former Science Building.