Stuart Weitzman School of Design

‘Expanding what it means to be a class’

Allison Lassiter, Randall Mason, Michael Luegering, Joshua Mosley, Richard Farley, and Michael Henry had to work quickly and creatively to shift their classes from a hands-on learning experience to a virtual one.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘We don’t see the refinery starting’: PES site’s new owner envisions an ‘environmentally conscious’ commercial hub

Mark Allan Hughes of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy spoke about new plans for the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex in Southwest Philadelphia. “Not having a refinery there ends a long environmental justice travesty and puts Philadelphia on the right side of energy history,” he said.



The art world is trying to protect artwork amid civil unrest and support community unity

George Wheeler of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the preservation of public monuments amid protests and uprisings.


The New York Times

In lockdown, a neighborhood opens up

Francesca Russello Ammon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about how communities have become closer during the pandemic. “The scale of life has changed,” she said. “Your world has shrunk. The neighborhood and the block become really important.”


The Wall Street Journal

How architects are already planning the future of offices

Marion Weiss of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the future of office architecture. “Employers may have fewer people on premises at any one time, but they may need more space per person,” she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

What would sports look like with smaller or no crowds?

Winka Dubbeldam and Brian Phillips of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about what sport spectatorship might look like with social distancing measures in place. “I’m expecting that we’ll see some innovation in ways that people can be in a space that isn’t as dense, like small social pods,’’ Phillips said.