Graduate Architecture

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Laia Mogas-Soldevila joined the graduate architecture faculty at the Weitzman School of Design last fall, after holding appointments as a visiting professor in Cornell University’s Department of Architecture and an instructor with the MIT Department of Architecture and MIT MediaLab. She is the co-founder of DumoLab, an experimental architecture and engineering research studio. Her research examines the potential for new types of materials to drive the process of design, and the implications for architecture’s relationship to the environment.
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Photo courtesy Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

In a long career with the architecture firm Skidmore Owings Merrill, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, professor of architecture and urban design and former dean of the Weitzman School, worked on large-scale transportation projects all over the globe. One of the biggest was Moynihan Train Hall, an expansion of New York’s Penn Station, which opened earlier this year. In this interview, Taylor talks about the project's challenges and rewards.
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Two studies by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Lab in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, show how architecture can help create interior spaces that are both COVID-safe and energy efficient.
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The architect David E. Gross (C‘77, MArch‘80), co-founder of the firm GF55, has made a gift to the Weitzman School in support of a new fellowship covering a portion of tuition and fees for students in the Department of Architecture. The gift, which unlocked matching funds from the School, will support students who are interested in housing, a specialty of Gross’s practice.
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Miller Professor and Chair Winka Dubbeldam, alum Lin Huiyin (BFA‘27), and former professor Anne Griswold Tyng

The list features Miller Professor and Chair Winka Dubbeldam, alum Lin Huiyin (BFA'27), and former professor Anne Griswold Tyng.
The American Institute of Architecture's College of Fellows awarded 102 of members admission into the AiA College of Fellows, the highest level of membership and honor available within the AiA. The University of Pennsylvania is proud to have eight alums within this distinguished class.
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Photo courtesy Julian Abele, Jr. and Patty Susnitzky

When Susan Cook was a student at Duke University in the 1980s, she helped organize a series of protests with the Duke South Africa Coalition, pushing the school to divest from the apartheid government in South Africa.
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Nancy Ma's project will contribute research towards critical design strategies for residentail bedrooms and wards in children’s hospitals. 

The selected students include Maria Fuentes (MArch'21), Paul McCoy (MArch'21), Hanqing (Amie) Yao (MArch'21), Megan York (MArch'21), Chenyang (Jane) Yu (MArch'21), and Jingyi Zhou (MArch'21).

There were only 31 students in the Graduate Architecture category with Weitzman students comprising of nearly 20%.
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Penn was ranked 8th among U.S. colleges and universities for the study of architecture in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings, advancing from the number 11 spot in the 2020 edition. The international rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.
The recent feature by Architizer is "one of the most extensive collections to date of innovative women in architecture."
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Now in its fifth year, HOK Futures invites Philadelphia-area architecture students to participate in the competition. All three of the finalist spots were awarded to teams from Weitzman.

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