Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Cities & Regions

Weitzman Alumni Named AIA 2019 Fellows

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.

Cities & Regions

The Man Behind the Met, Sam Olshin, MArch'86

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.

Cities & Regions

Leading by Design: Bill Witte

"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.

Energy & Environment

Leading by Design: Barbara Wilks

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. 

Innovation & Technology

Williams and Tsien, Adamski Win Inaugural Kanter Tritsch Awards

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.

Culture & Heritage

Leading by Design: Barbara Fox and Scott Aker, Designers of the June 5 Memorial

Leading by Design explores the work of PennDesign alumni, faculty members, and supporters of the School who are expanding the practice of art and design to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Culture & Heritage

Penn Design at The American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting

A gathering of Penn Design alumni at The American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting In Houston. 

Cities & Regions

Alumni Weekend 2018

"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

 

Culture & Heritage

Historic Preservation Alumni Honored by the National Trust

Two Historic Preservation alumni were honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the new initiative 40 Under 40: People Saving Places.