Design & Historic Review Board (DHRB)

What is the DHRB?

Members of the Design and Historic Review Board
  • Advise Borough Council on matters pertaining to design and historic resources, 
  • Identify historic resources, 
  • Advocate for community sensitive design in new construction and the preservation of historic resources, and 
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for information and education on design and historic resources. 
The Board also works closely with the Planning Commission.

Meeting Time


The Board routinely meets twice each month

Questions


Please call the Planning Department with questions regarding the State College Borough Design Review Board at (814) 234-7109.

Membership

The Design and Historic Review Board consists of seven residents of the Borough who are appointed by Borough Council for four-year terms. The current board members of the Design Review Board are as follows:

  • Eric Boeldt
  • Eric White
  • Laird Jones
  • Richard Bryant

  • Richard Devon
  • W. Bond Reinhardt
  • Wendy Schneider

Awards

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Focus on Appearance Award
For excellence in design, aesthetics and/or safety enhancements to Borough properties. These projects go above and beyond basic renovations or construction project requirements by enhancing the overall quality of the Borough through various improvements:

  • Historic preservation,
  • Pedestrian and bicycle facility improvements,
  • Advanced design concepts,
  • Excellence in craftsmanship and materials,
  • Creative facades.

Past Recipients


Ingrid P. Holtzman Award  

The Ingrid P. Holtzman Award is given at the annual ABC dinner to an individual or organization that provides a quality design project to the community. The design project should meet a majority of the following guidelines:

  • Incorporates local artwork;
  • Provides a public space for community for events or is a charitable use (i.e. affordable housing);
  • Uses elegant building materials, innovated plantings, and sustainable products;
  • Blends neighborhoods and maintains the historic character of the property/or neighborhood;
  • Provides a nice site and has outstanding design features;
  • Is deemed a benchmark project;

Past Recipients

Preservation Resources

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