Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Culture & Heritage

Legacy Keepers

The Marian Anderson house, which the singer purchased in 1924 for $4,000 cash, is one of the few sites associated with important civil rights figures in Philadelphia.

Seeing the Connections Between Health and the Built Environment

The interconnectedness of physical spaces and human health is top of mind perhaps more than ever before

New Weitzman Courses Respond to a Year of Upheaval

“What happened [in 2020] … created a sort of accelerated or expanded or intensified mirror of the structural inequalities that we see around us,” says Architecture, Lecturer Eduardo Rega Calvo. 

When Three Schools, and Three Countries, Converge in One Studio

The pandemic meant that studio travel wasn’t possible. Over the course of the fall semester, students worked together to study three different sites in Caracas, Guadalajara, and Bogotá. 

Events | February 19, 2021 6:00 pm

Design & Creative Career Fair

Join us for this new and exciting fair specifically for students interested in careers in the design and creative fields! Student and Alumni Registration Begins at 6 PM EST on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Innovation & Technology

Excavating History in Designing “Mixing Chambers” for the Penn Museum

Students entering architecture school often think of design as linear, says architect Vanessa Keith (MArch’00), who joined the faculty in the Department of Architecture this fall.

Cities & Regions

Vincent Reina Joins Nationwide Initiative to Help Slow Rental Evictions

Will a nationwide wave of evictions from rental properties emerge amid weak economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

Culture & Heritage

Graduate Student Artists Persevere During Pandemic and Find New Inspiration

“An artist is an artist especially in the face of difficulties. The MFA students have taken it to heart. They have been incredibly resourceful in both their thinking and making of art.”

Energy & Environment

Barton Myers Donates Papers to Architectural Archives

By the time Barton Myers (MArch'64) founded his own practice, he’d already been an architect in the office of Louis Kahn in Philadelphia, an Air Force fighter pilot stationed in Europe, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and a young boy fascinated by Jeffersonian architecture in Norfolk, Virginia.

Acclaimed Designers and Promising Students Honored at 2020 Weitzman Awards

Peter Eisenman accepted the Kanter Tritsch Medal in Architecture during the 2020 Weitzman School Awards ceremony. The Witte-Sakamoto Family Medal was awarded to the City of Philadelphia’s GreenPlan Philadelphia. The all-virtual awards ceremony was another first in a year of unprecedented challenges and experiments at the Weitzman School and across higher education.