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Weitzman Plaza Celebrated for Strengthening Connections

Stuart Weitzman Plaza, the popular gathering place for students, faculty, and visitors from across the Penn campus that was extensively renovated in 2021, was celebrated on May 13 with a ceremony.

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Weitzman Team Helps National Park Service Protect and Interpret Lincoln Memorial

Weitzman faculty and students have been working with the National Park Service (NPS) to document the Lincoln Memorial’s physical history.

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Penn Announces Plan for Stuart Weitzman Hall at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Renovation and expansion of historic Morgan Building will create state-of-the-art facility

Weitzman School Works with Firms to Support Student Externships

Weitzman School’s growing externship program pairs graduate students with professional firms for short, intensive collaborations. 

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Gift from Late Alumnus Supports Architecture and Landscape Architecture Students

J. Roland “Jack” Lieber (MArch’62) studied with Ian McHarg, the chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture from 1956 to 1986. He passed away in 2018,  leaving an planned gift to the Stuart Weitzman School of Design to support future design students. 

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2021 Weitzman School Awards Presented

On Thursday evening at the Kleinman Energy Forum, academic leaders at the Weitzman School presented 2021 Weitzman School Awards to a graduate architecture student, a city planning student, an internationally acclaimed design firm, and the City of Minneapolis.

Every Ocean Hughes Named 2021–2022 Sachs Visiting Professor at the Weitzman School

The Weitzman School has appointed artist Every Ocean Hughes the Keith L. and Katherine S. Sachs Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2021–2022 Academic Year.

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On Equity, Chief City Planner Eleanor Sharpe (MCP‘99) Looks for Philadelphia to Lead by Example

An in-depth interview with Eleanor Sharpe (MCP‘99), executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. 

Rashida Ng (MArch'01) Appointed Presidential Associate Professor at Weitzman

Dean Fritz Steiner announced today that Rashida Ng will join the standing faculty as an associate professor in the Department of Architecture beginning in January of 2022. 

For Inaugural Weitzman Award Winners, the Prize Opened Doors

The first two Weitzman Award recipients, Alexandra Adamski (MArch‘19)  and Amie Patel (MCP’20), reflect on the impact of the award on their early careers.