U.S. President Joe Biden appoints Norwich University alum Bill Lenihan ’97, M’10, AIA, NCAR as member to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

By NU Marketing & Communications Office

Lenihan to serve a four-year term as one of seven members on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts with this appointment from President Biden on May 10, 2024.

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The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts was established in 1910 and acts in an advisory role alongside the federal government on matters surrounding the arts and national symbols, as well as guiding the architectural development of Washington. “Bill’s extensive experience and distinguished career in architecture embody the values and excellence we instill in our students at Norwich University,” said Director of the School of Architecture + Art, Cara Armstrong. “His appointment to the Commission of Fine Arts not only recognizes his achievements, but also highlights the impact of our alumni on a national stage.”

“Norwich is a special place where you form lifelong friendships while advancing your education, skills and talents to be a leader in your career and serve your community,” said Lenihan. “It is an honor to be appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and use those lessons and skills to advise on the built environment of our nation’s capital.” Lenihan also added that he has worked with Norwich alumni throughout his career, and that “One of our young team members at our firm is starting architecture school at Norwich this fall. It is wonderful to see the Norwich tradition continue.”

Lenihan is one of three owners and principals of Tevebaugh Architecture based in both Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm focuses on civic, cultural, academic, health care, corporate, and industrial projects, and he has provided his extensive expertise on their projects in architecture, planning, and design in high-caliber institutional, cultural, and historic settings.  Some of these have included the Schwartz Center for the Arts, Brandywine Conversancy Museum of Art, and First Troop Philadelphia City Calvary, among many more. Additionally, Lenihan holds professional registrations in more than 10 states and holds prominent positions throughout the industry as a founding member of the Rodney Square Conservancy, a member of the Friends of Furness Railroad District, and Washington Memorial Bridge Partnership.

“I do not doubt that Bill will bring invaluable insights and expertise to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts,” said Armstrong. “His appointment is a proud moment for all of us at Norwich University, reaffirming our commitment to fostering leaders who make a meaningful impact in their fields.”


About Norwich University
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).  www.norwich.edu

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