Architecture Student Wins Commercial Real Estate Scholarship

Breanna Sheeler intends to establish a practice focusing on adaptive reuse and renovation upon graduation.

Breanna Sheeler intends to establish a practice focusing on adaptive reuse and renovation upon graduation.

Fourth-year architecture student Breanna Sheeler has received a $5,000 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Foundation scholarship for women pursuing commercial real estate careers. She was one of only 15 students in the U.S. and Canada to receive the award.

As a research assistant at the University, Sheeler assisted in the development of the new M.S. in Real Estate Development program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), which launches this fall. Sheeler, a construction management minor, has particular interest in sustainable design and intends to establish a practice focusing on adaptive reuse and renovation upon graduation.

“I will renovate to increase efficiency and functionality, and support the economical sustainability of society,” said Sheeler, also a 2016 CREW scholar. “I will seek innovative responses to real-world issues and pursue the essential betterment of my community and world.”

This past fall, Sheeler received the $5,000 Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia Scholarship.

“In addition to being an excellent student, Breanna puts her all into a variety of co- and extracurricular activities and manages to do it with a very positive attitude,” said David Breiner, associate dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment. “She’s a great asset to our College.”

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