The 2019 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 115 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, including five University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design alumni.
After a global tour, The Power of Penn Campaign returns to Philadelphia on April 2 with an event at the Metropolitan Opera House. The architect behind the restoration of the Met Philly is Sam Olshin, MArch'86 and member of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design Alumni Board, and Principal at the firm of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects. Olshin discusses how he stays connected with Penn and the challenges of resurrecting a historic venue.
"Encouraging students to think outside the box, to think big, to think in a multi-disciplinary way, to make a difference in a community," says Bill Witte (C’73, MCP’75), chairman and CEO of Related California, and member of PennDesign's Board of Overseers.
Barbara Wilks (MLA’93) is founding principal at the Brooklyn-based firm W Architecture and Landscape Architecture. A former student of legendary Professor of Landscape Architecture Ian McHarg’s, Wilks is an alumna and member of the Board of Advisors at The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, an interdisciplinary think tank for developing responses to climate change in communities most vulnerable to its effects.
PennDesign has selected Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to receive the inaugural Kanter Tritsch Medal in Energy and Architectural Innovation. The Medal will be presented at a benefit in New York City on October 15, 2018, along with the $50,000 Kanter Tritsch Prize for an exceptional second-year graduate architecture student, which has been awarded to Alexandra Mae Adamski.
A gathering of Penn Design alumni at The American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting In Houston.
"I would start telling a story and someone else would finish it recalling the exact same conversation we had forty years ago." - Jeff Fine, MArch '78. Read about this year's fantastic Alumni Weekend at PennDesign
Two Historic Preservation alumni were honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the new initiative 40 Under 40: People Saving Places.