Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

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.

Energy & Environment

Excerpt: Peter Eisenman on Lateness

Lateness (Princeton University Press, 2020), a new book from renowned architect Peter Eisenman, the 2020 recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal in Architecture, examines the work of architects Adolf Loos, Aldo Rossi, and John Hejduk for the ways it was out of sync with its time. 

Events | December 7, 2020 6:00 pm

Erica Ehrenbard

Lecture and virtual studio tour of Carriage Creative Co. with studio co-founder, Erica Ehrenbard. This talk will be moderated by Doah Lee (MFA’16) and hosted by Jill Sablosky (MFA’79), both are members of our Penn Weitzman Alumni Association.

Gers and the Grid: Combatting Air Pollution in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is the coldest capital city in the world. Many Mongolian families, including most of the population of Ulaanbaatar, live in traditional huts called yurts or gers burn raw coal in individual coal stoves, contributing to increasingly dangerous levels of air pollution.

Events | December 2, 2020 6:00 pm

The 2020 Weitzman School Awards

Join us for the 2020 Weitzman School Awards as we celebrate the achievements of visionary Weitzman students, faculty, and alumni, as well as leaders in architecture and planning outside of our community—while building support for the next generation.

Events | November 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Weitzman School of Design at the Penn Wharton China Center

Weitzman alumni and students living in China, please join Dean Steiner and Weitzman faculty members, Winka Dubbeldam, Zhongjie Lin, Ali Rahim, and Richard Weller for an in-person event at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing to celebrate the accomplishments of the fall semester.

Equity & Inclusion

Announcing the Julian Abele Endowed Fellowship Fund

The School has established the Julian Abele Fellowship in Architecture, which will be given annually to a graduate architecture student or students once the fund is fully endowed. The Fellowship is named for the first Black architect to graduate from Penn.

Making Preservation More Equitable

The Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis this summer prompted institutions across the U.S. to reflect on how their work benefits from structural racism and contributes to it. In some fields focused on the built environment, like historic preservation, a reckoning over racial equity has been underway for much longer.