In this Preservation Roundtable, Frank Matero, Professor and Chair of the Stuart Weitzman Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, moderates a discussion on the opportunities and challenge
Willam Whitaker, Architectural Archives Curator, was invited to speak to students at the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire to celebrate the 50th anniversity of the school's library, designed by architect Louis Kahn.
The Weitzman School of Design, in association with Southeast University and Tongji University, will present a two-part exhibition tracing China’s shifting design practices over a century in which many of its leading practitioners and scholars were educated at Penn. Co-curated by Zhongjie Lin, associate professor of city and regional planning, the exhibition investigates significant moments in the continuing architectural dialogue between China and the West, between different generations of architects, and among contemporary designers in China.
In March of 2021, a group of Abele’s living descendants, including his son, Julian Abele, Jr., and his great grand-niece and -nephew Susan Cook and Peter Cook, joined a virtual panel celebrating the life of their long-overlooked forebear, the first Black student to graduate from Penn’s architecture program.
Barton Myers (MArch’64), the designer of numerous high-profile cultural institutions whose Toro Canyon House (pictured) pioneered the use of industrial off-the-shelf industrial components in residential design, has donated an important collection of records from his early career to Penn. Of the Architectural Archives’ holdings, Myers says, “[They] really give you a chance to see what it was like to be an architect, what forces you’re dealing with, and how one functions in a certain time and context.”
An effort to create a facsimile reprint of the 1962 publication The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn is being spearheaded by alum Richard Saul Wurman (BArch’58, MArch’59) who played a critical role in the making of the original publication.
In March, the Architectural Archives welcomed Liliane Weissberg and graduate students from her Inside the Archive class for a tabletop tour and discussion.
A recent article by Associate Professor of Architecture Franca Trubiano explores the overlooked contributions of three women, Mimi Lobell, Stanislava Nowicki, and Blanche Lemco, to the history of the School.
Previously one of the largest producers of marble in the world, The Vermont Marble Company, as a supplier, designer, fabricator, and seller, was a global competitor in the European-dominated world of building and ornamental stonework from the early to mid-20th century.
Like the rest of the world, the Architectural Archives closed to the public last March, and the staff began to work remotely. By the summer, we were back on site, but only part time and with very limited researcher access. This has required us to shift the way we work and create new w
The Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has received a $300,000 project grant from The Pew Center for Art & Heritage for their exhibition, What Minerva Built.
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:00pm Online Free admission; advance registration required Follow this link to register