Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Events | April 20, 2021 2:30 pm

BIPOC Alumni Career Conversation Series (BACCS): Addressing DEI Issues in the Workplace and the Job Search Process

Faculty, students, and staff at the Weitzman School of Design have been increasingly focused on the impact of race and systemic racism on the design community, and the need to increase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) representation in the design professions. 

Culture & Heritage

MFA Alum Examines the Materials and Images of Labor in ICA Solo Exhibition

Artist and Weitzman alum Jessica Vaughn examines the spaces, architecture, and cultures of the American workplace her first major solo exhibition, now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Events | May 14, 2021 11:00 am

Weitzman School Virtual Talk | The Design Legacy of Julian Abele

Join Frederick Steiner (MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86), dean and Paley Professor of the Weitzman School of Design for a virtual talk on the work and legacy of Julian Abele.

Events | May 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Preserving Penn Hospital

Established in 1751, Pennsylvania Hospital been in continuous operation at the current site in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood since 1755. Yet people who live a few blocks away may have no idea about its legacy.

Events | March 25, 2021 1:00 pm

Virtual Weitzman School Talk | Better is Temporary

Join the Weitzman School of Design Office of Development and Alumni Relations for a virtual talk with John Hoke, (MArch’92), Chief Design Officer, NIKE, Inc., moderated by Sarah Rottenberg, adjunct assistant professor and executive director, Integrated Product Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Cities & Regions

Leading by Design: David E. Gross

David Gross is giving back to the Weitzman School, with a gift to establish the David E. Gross Fellowship Fund, which was amplified by additional funds through the School’s matching program.

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.