Graduate Architecture

Portrait of Susan Maxman at AIA Philadelphia Awards

Alum Susan Maxman was among multiple faculty members and graduates of the Weitzman School honored on December 5 at the AIA Philadelphia Annual Awards, which marked the culmination of AIA Philadelphia’s 150th anniversary year.

The award honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for more than a decade and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students.

Justine Huang (MArch'19) and Anya Sinha (MArch'19) presenting at the 54th Central Glass International Design Competition

Their submission, titled Residue: Charms of the Sakariba, originated as a project for Lecturer Florencia Pita's 704 studio.

Students participating in "hackathon for good"

Graduate Architecture students from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design participated in a day long design charette called “hackathon for good,” hosted by USA for UNHCR and the innovation hub New Lab, in Brooklyn on October 26.

WEISS/MANFREDI, Novartis Visitor Reception Building

Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto courtesy WEISS/MANFREDI

In conjunction with a 2017 symposium, the Graham Professor of Practice and WEISS/MANFREDI principal spoke with students Ramona Adlakha and Ramune Bartuskaite about the impulses behind the firm’s work. “I believe in a future where architects can assume both the role of the instigator and the designer,” Weiss said. The conversation is excerpted from the newly published volume ‘Women (Re)Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures,’ edited by Associate Professor of Architecture Franca Trubiano, Adlakha, and Bartuskaite.

Thom Mayne and Wolf Prix in table discussion hosted by the Department of Architecture

He will receive the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her startup, Chippin, sells pet food made from sustainable proteins like cricket powder.

Soon to be graduates at reception

The Department of Architecture held a reception celebrating soon-to-be graduates of the MSD-AAD and MSD-EBD programs.

Alum Portia Malik poses next to her winning bench design

Image by Luke O’Donovan

Her design is installed along the Royal Docks in London's East End.

Winka Dubbeldam speaking in a panel discussion

Winka Dubbeldam speaking on a panel for the Women [Re]Build book launch on November 11.

Dubbeldam highlighted recent MArch studio work on flood management and her firm's involvement with the new Asian Games Park in Hangzhou, China.

Gene Kohn stands at podium with Fritz Steiner at right

Seven decades after he first came to Penn, A. Eugene Kohn (BArch’53, MArch’57) stood before a group of Weitzman faculty, alumni, donors, and students last week and told a story about his mother. When he was young, Kohn told the audience, she made a living as a dressmaker.

3 x 3 panels of biotic abstract forms in black and white

Suspended Armature and Twist Me were produced by Dubbeldam's firm, Archi-Tectonics.