Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

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. 

New Climate Policy Initiative Launched by the McHarg Center

This fall, the McHarg Center is launching the “climate + community project” (ccp), a push to turn grassroots demands for climate justice into formal policy proposals and actionable legislation, developed by researchers with connections to climate movements, and vetted by members of the communities with the most at stake. 

When Summer Camp Looked Unlikely, Weitzman Launched First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Design Studio

The Weitzman School partnered with the non-profit organization The Fresh Air Fund to launch a first-of-its-kind virtual studio.

Equity & Inclusion

Weitzman Students and Faculty Receive Prestigious Landscape Architecture Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners, which included three projects by Weitzman students and three projects by Weitzman faculty. 

Weitzman School Welcomes Moelis Scholars for 2020-2022

Céline Apollon and Jazmin Diaz have been selected for the Moelis Scholars Program in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the Weitzman School.

Events | October 8, 2020 6:30 pm

Designing Your Design Career Path

How has the pandemic changed the design industry and how can we adapt and embrace these changes? Sarah Rottenberg, adjunct assistant professor and executive director of the Integrated Product Design Program (IPD) at University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design will moderate this discussion with Weitzman alumni.

Cities & Regions

Penn Weitzman Alumni Association Announces New Board President and Vice-President

The Penn Weitzman Alumni Association announces new board president and vice-president. Charlette Caldwell (MSHP’16) will be the new president and Suzanne Mahoney (MCP’14, MLA’14) will be the new vice-president.

Events | July 26, 2020 10:30 am

Summer 2020 Professional Development Series: Historic Preservation

Join historic preservation alumni in a series of virtual discussions for our current students and recent graduates.