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Senior Project Director Honored in Temple’s “Gallery of Success”
The Trust for the National Mall
Friday, October 5, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2012) — The Trust for the National Mall today congratulated Teresa Durkin, its Senior Project Director, on her induction into Temple University’s “Gallery of Success.” Durkin, a 1994 graduate of the School of Environmental Design, was selected on the basis of her outstanding achievements in landscape architecture and sustainable design.
“On behalf of the Trust Board of Directors and all of our supporters, I congratulate Teresa on this tremendous recognition and honor,” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall. “Teresa is a visionary in sustainable design and has been instrumental in our organization’s effort to restore and improve the National Mall, home to the history, heroes and hope of America.”
Durkin is an award-winning landscape architect and environmental planner and has held leadership roles in environmental land planning and restoration, sustainable design and implementation, and civic engagement. As the Trust’s Senior Project Director, Durkin manages development projects on the National Mall as outlined in the National Mall Plan. Prior to joining the Trust in 2011, Durkin served as a Vice President and Technical Director to the Land & Water Studio at HOK Planning Group in Washington, D.C. and worked for the National Park Service.
Now in its 15th year, Temple University’s Gallery of Success honors the professional achievements of graduates who have excelled in their given fields. Each year, a graduate from each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges is selected to be honored in the Gallery of Success, located in Mitten Hall’s lower level. The display also provides current students an opportunity to be inspired by the success of Temple graduates who have gone before them.
For a complete list of the 2012 Gallery of Success honorees, please visit alumni.temple.edu/gallery.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 25 million annual visitors to the Mall’s rich history. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.
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