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Alumnus voted "Best of the Valley" for architecture

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7/2/2013 —

Howard Kulp, principal of Howard Kulp Architects, PC, was voted "Best Architect" in Lehigh Valley Magazine's annual Best of the Valley readers' poll. This is the 18th year the magazine has conducted the poll, but the first year for the architecture category. Kulp was recognized for this achievement at a ceremony held by Lehigh Valley Magazine on June 24.

Kulp is a graduate of Penn State's College of Architecture and a member of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Advisory Board since 2007. Kulp and his firm are responsible for numerous architectural achievements in the Lehigh Valley, where he has based his business for more than three decades. Some of his most recognizable projects include Melt at the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley, the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, and the AAA building in Bethlehem.

Additionally, Kulp has leant his design expertise to more than 20 projects at Penn State Lehigh Valley's Center Valley campus since it opened in 2009 including the gallery, library, the Nittany Lion terrace, and, most recently, the Markowitz Music Room, charging the campus just $1 per project.

"It is wonderful to see the residents of the Lehigh Valley laud Howard for his talent and commitment to our region," said Chancellor Ann Williams. "Howard has been a great friend and supporter of Penn State Lehigh Valley, and we congratulate him for receiving this well-deserved recognition."

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