Historic Preservation

The Penn-China architectural connection

Penn’s Weitzman School of Design has a long history of collaboration in China, and large number of Chinese international students are undertaking adaptive reuse and historical preservation projects.

From the Weitzman School of Design

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.

From the Weitzman School of Design

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.

From 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.

Michele W. Berger