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Alumna named partner at architectural design firm

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Michele L. W. Thackrah, a 1993 architecture alumna, was recently named a partner at Archer & Buchanan Architecture in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Established in 1996, the firm has been recognized for its exceptional design of residential projects, equestrian facilities, historic restorations and institutional projects.

After leaving Penn State, Thackrah held positions at several prestigious residential practices in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas before joining Archer & Buchanan in 2003. She was named a principal of the firm in 2011.

In her role as partner, Thackrah looks forward to continuing her own professional growth as well as that of the firm by seeking to expand the firm’s adaptive reuse work and pushing the residential side of the practice towards a more transitional aesthetic.

The full announcement can be found on the Archer & Buchanan website.


Michele Thackrah