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Nancy Trainer
Nancy Trainer, FAIA
Associate Vice President of Facilities and University Architect, Adjunct Professor



Nancy Rogo Trainer has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 1990. She is currently Drexel’s University Architect and Associate Vice President for Facilities, where she leads planning, design and construction activities. Prior to joining the University administrative staff in 2013, Nancy was a principal at Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and its successor firm, providing design and planning services to colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Her work includes campus plans, museums, student centers, and libraries – design that helps build community by integrating social, strategic, and physical goals. She was a 2012-2013 William Penn Foundation Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, where her research focused on 20thcentury Rome’s adaption to rapid population growth. She is a member of the Philadelphia Planning Commission and the Chair of the Philadelphia Civic Design Review Committee. She was elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows in 2012, and currently serves on AIA’s national Jury of Fellows.

MArch, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Architecture, The Catholic University of America