Graduate Architecture

William W. Braham

Professor of Architecture; Director MEBD Program

B.S.E., Princeton University
M.Arch, Ph.D. Arch., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. William W. Braham FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chair from 2008 to 2011 and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and Director of the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. He received an engineering degree from Princeton University and an M. Arch. and Ph.D. Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1988. At Penn, he teaches graduate courses on ecology, technology, and design. At the Chan Center, his most recent projects have been the Sustainability Plan, Carbon Footprint, and Carbon Reduction Action Plan for the University of Pennsylvania.

As a contribution to the DOE Energy-Efficient Building HUB, he organized a series of symposiums on Architecture and Energy ( The first on Performance and Style is now available as a book and the second and third will be combined in a book called Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy (2016), Climate, and the Future. In 2006 he published a book called Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory, and has just completed Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles for Environmental Building Design (2015).