Tyler School of Art professor Kelly Holohan and Uncover the Green Winner Lauren Hoover

Congratulations to Lauren Hoover, a Tyler School of Art undergraduate, who won the top prize for the medallion design competition! Lauren’s Uncover the Green design recognizes the history and integrity of the City’s existing infrastructure (our sewer pipes) and acknowledges our urban setting with a nod to the green path that we’re on to clean up our creeks and rivers. If you look closely at Lauren’s beautiful design, you’ll see that she cleverly spelled “WATER” in the medallion. Design professionals, outreach experts and various government agency representatives participated in the selection process. Lauren also won the People’s Choice Award, voted on by the participants’ of Friday’s Uncover the Green award ceremony at the Fairmount Water Works.

PWD’s goal is to place the medallions next to green stormwater tools to help brand the new environmentally friendly stormwater management infrastructure in neighborhoods across the city. PWD also hopes that Lauren’s design will influence future manhole covers.

Special thanks to our partner – Mural Arts Program – in addition to our major sponsors, NextFab and Fleisher Art Memorial.

Thank you, also, to our expert judges at Maskar Design, Cloud Gehshan Associates, Community Design Collaborative, The Public Workshop, Partnership for Delaware Estuary, Office of Arts, Culture & Creative Economy, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Water Department staff.