Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

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.

Events | November 12, 2020 7:00 am

Virtual Weitzman School Talk | Preserving Black History: Towards a More Inclusive Movement

Join Monica Rhodes (MSHP’12), Professor Randall Mason, and Mark Gardner (March’00) for a conversation on preserving the legacy of civil rights history, and the creation of a new center at the Weitzman School focused on the preservation of civil rights sites. This event is part of this year’s Penn Homecoming@Home.

Energy & Environment

2020 Weitzman Award Winners Announced

The Weitzman School has selected Peter Eisenman as the 2020 recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design, and the City of Philadelphia as the 2020 recipient of the Witte-Sakamoto Family Medal in City and Regional Planning for GreenPlan Philadelphia.

Culture & Heritage

Ernesto Pujol Named Sachs Visiting Professor at the Weitzman School

“Our students and community are fortunate to have Ernesto Pujol for a guide.”

Energy & Environment

Leading by Design: Joe and Gail Adams

Joe and Gail Adams (MArch’73) met in the graduate architecture studios at Penn. In the years since, the honors have come for their work as Adams Architects, the Houston-based firm they opened together in 1980.