Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Events | October 21, 2019 6:00 pm

Stuart Weitzman School of Design Awards, 2019

Celebrate the design leaders of today and tomorrow at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design Awards on October 21 in New York City.

Lisa Servon Awarded Kevin and Erica Penn Presidential Professorship

As professor and chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Servon has just been appointed the Kevin and Erica Penn Presidential Professor. It’s one of two presidential professorships established as part of the School’s Lead by Design Campaign with the goal of diversifying the faculty by attracting and retaining acclaimed scholars and practitioners in endowed positions.

PennPraxis Team to Help Preserve Iconic Modernist Home in Indiana

“The Miller House is one of the most significant Modernist domestic sites in the U.S.—and maybe even the world.” 
PennPraxis team will help to chart the future course of that work.

Culture & Heritage

Ken Lum Appointed to Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professorship

The Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professorship, named for the professor of architecture and urban design and former dean, is one of two presidential professorships created at the Weitzman School during the School’s Lead by Design Campaign with the goal of diversifying the faculty by attracting and retaining scholars and practitioners in endowed positions. Lum was recently appointed to the position by Dean Fritz Steiner.

Events | October 3, 2019 1:00 pm

The Weitzman School: A Celebration of Design

Join us for an historic afternoon commemorating the naming of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the significance of investing in people and education to make a lasting impact on the world.

 

McHarg Center Kicks Off With International Conference 'Design With Nature Now'

This year, on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ian McHarg's Design With Nature, the Weitzman School launched a new research and education center in his honor, the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, along with a conference and a series of exhibitions meant to investigate McHarg’s legacy and propel it into the next half-century.

Cities & Regions

City & Regional Planning Class of 2009 Reunion Weekend

 2009 City & Regional Planning alumni came back to Philadelphia for a weekend celebration of their 10th Reunion.

Cities & Regions

Hotspot Cities Symposium Draws Global Leaders to Discuss Conflicts Between Urban Growth and Biodiversity

In June, during the lead-up to Design With Nature Now, the conference that marked the launch of the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, Weller hosted dozens of planners, conservationists, and policymakers for a two-day symposium at Perry World House. The object of their queries was stark.

Two Keynote Speakers Mark Opening of Design With Nature Now

“We have a cultural nature, and we are entangled with it. That is who we are,”

Cities & Regions

Celebrating the Class of 2019 with Stuart Weitzman

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony