In the backyard at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Abdallah Tabet of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design is one of 34 major exhibitors at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.
The power of architecture to address public health and environmental crises
Two new studies, one on UV sterilization in occupied rooms and another on radiative cooling, show how architecture can help create interior spaces that are both COVID-safe and energy-efficient.
James Corner elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
The professor emeritus and renowned landscape architect and urban designer has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, widely considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States.
The unbridled brilliance of Julian Abele
The 1902 graduate of the architecture program is finally starting to receive credit for his vast and iconic portfolio, which includes the central branch of the Free Library, Penn’s President’s House, Harvard’s flagship library, and more than 30 spaces and places on Duke’s campus.
Seeing the connections between health and the built environment
The course New Approaches to an Architecture of Health offers students the chance to explore the role of architecture on health and well-being and how mindful design can be used to create a healthier future.
Design-minded strategies for greener, healthier indoor spaces
Insights on the evolution of modern building design, how to improve ventilation while reducing energy usage, and ways that architects are supporting their communities with simple, design-based solutions.
Penn Trustees approve design for the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology
Additional support from P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos helps to expand the building project which will consolidate the University’s existing and future energy research.
A new initiative to preserve African American civil rights heritage sites
The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites will be led by Faculty Director Randall Mason, an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, alongside renowned preservationist Brent Leggs, who is named senior adviser and adjunct associate professor.
First-of-its-kind virtual summer design studio for high school students
In a unique partnership, Penn Praxis Design fellows led Fresh Air Everywhere, an intensive seven-week program providing teens with an introduction to design and architecture.
At the intersection of the built environment, environmental health, and social justice
Junior Kai Song and sophomore Sage Basri worked with faculty mentor Franca Trubiano this summer to learn more about the wide-reaching impacts of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery.
In the News
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.
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Brooklyn Bridge, star of the city: Here’s a tour
Marion Weiss of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and her partner spoke about the Brooklyn Bridge and the neighborhoods surrounding it.
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