Gregory Scott named 2016 Commencement speaker

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Gregory Scott, Lancaster architect and past trustee of PCA&D, will give the Commencement Address at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Commencement for the Class of 2016, honoring 52 BFA degree candidates in fine art, photography, graphic design and illustration, scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott/Convention Center at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Scott is a senior partner in the architectural firm of RLPS Architectslocated in Lancaster, PA.  Registered in 22 states, Scott graduated with honors from the Penn State University in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree of Architecture.  He holds professional affiliations with the American Institute of Architects, LeadingAge and the National Hospice Organization. His past trustee positions include Samaritan Counseling Center, United Cerebral Palsy, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.  In addition to practicing architecture, Scott is a writer and photographer, and lectures at local, state, national and international conferences on architecture and healthcare. Scott also writes a monthly architectural design column for Lancaster Newspapers entitled “Design Intervention.”

On the same day, First Friday May 6, the College will open its annual Senior Show & Celebration to the graduates and their families from 4-5 p.m. and to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.

At the Senior Show & Celebration, artwork will fill four floors of the College as the Class of 2016 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design.

Following a Parent’s Preview, the Senior Show & Celebration will be open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is often called the largest annual one-day gallery event in Lancaster. The public is invited to meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy live music and refreshments. Many works are for sale. Alumni of PCA&D will be recognized at the event.

From May 1- 29, one work from each member of the Class of 2016 will be featured in the Main Gallery. On May 2 and 3, Lancaster City’s Spring Artwalk, PCA&D building hours are 11 am – 6 pm. Hours for the exhibit are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed Memorial Day).

The 2016 PCA&D Senior Show is sponsored by Benchmark Construction, House of Pizza, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority J&J Heating and Cooling, and Murray Securus, Jim Castanzo, and Fig Industries.