Weitzman’s Sarah Lopez on migration, architectural history, ethnography, and urban and spatial justice
The architectural historian and migration scholar is part of the Department of Historic Preservation as well as the Department of City & Regional Planning, focusing on both the material and social connections of labor between Mexico and the U.S.
Penn milestone heralds more expansive approach to preservation
For 40 years, Penn’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation has expanded its purview and explores how to become more of a public design practice.
The Mancos Commons rises
A historic preservation project in the Colorado town of Mancos led by Weitzman professors Frank Matero and Matt Neff includes a printing press inspired by Penn’s Common Press and an affordable mixed-use housing space.
Weitzman’s Amber Wiley: Illuminating the Black freedom struggle in the built environment
The inaugural Matt and Erika Nord Director of Weitzman’s Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites discusses her new role.
Tuskegee-Penn partnership advances Black preservation
Architecture students at Tuskegee University are studying historic preservation through explorations of buildings on and near the historic HBCU campus, in part through a collaboration with the Weitzman School of Design.
Keepers of the cultural memory
In wartime, saving human lives is a top priority. But secondary considerations often include preserving the cultural heritage also under siege. Penn experts offer their thoughts as the situation in Ukraine continues to unfold.
With OurPlan, Weitzman team pilots new data tool for neighborhood democracy
A team of Weitzman scholars designed OurPlan to give residents of West Philadelphia a voice in planning and preservation.
Protecting and celebrating civil rights heritage and Black histories
Launched last fall, Penn’s Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights sites is fostering new and ongoing partnerships while preserving the legacy of civil rights in the U.S.
Historic preservation of Black Philadelphia
Preserving Black history in Philadelphia is an evolving dynamic of the city’s legacy.
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.