Graduate Architecture

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She offered her speculations on the future in a short video on The Plan's YouTube Channel. 
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As students and recent alums are confronted by uncertainties in the job market due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Weitzman School has expanded its professional development and career services initiatives, while taking them online. “It is critical, to me, that people stay engaged. There is so much that needs to be done, and this brain trust cannot be lost,” says Lucinda Sanders, the CEO of OLIN and an adjunct professor of landscape architecture.
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When spring semester study moved online in mid-March, suddenly Zoom or Blue Jeans or Panopto was as integral to teaching at Weitzman as the mastery of a subject and a commitment to students’ learning. Design Weekly asked six faculty members in the departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Fine Arts, and Historic Preservation talk about adapting their courses for the screen, and the rewards and constraints they found in the process.
Saltatur Furniture by Masoud Akbarzadeh
The A'Design Award and Competition attracts submissions from designers, innovators, and companies to showcase their work for media, publishers, and buyers.
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Three faculty members in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design have received G. Holmes Perkins Teaching Awards for 2020, in recognition of distinguished teaching and innovation in a classroom, seminar, or studio setting: Sean Burkholder, Sophie Debiasi Hochhäusl, and Willie Udell.

James Andrew Billingsley (MArch’20, MLA’20)

Awarded to James Andrew Billingsley (MArch’20, MLA’20), his essay stemmed from independent research he conducted in Greenland, which was funded by the Susan Cromwell Coslett Traveling Fellowship.
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Following a successful fundraising campaign, this summer, over 80 students and 30 faculty members representing almost every Weitzman program—including architecture, environmental building design, landscape architecture, city planning, urban spatial analytics, fine arts, preservation, and Integrated Product Design—and several labs are working on projects that are led by PennPraxis or led by faculty and supported by PennPraxis.
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The Department of Architecture at Weitzman is partnering with Surface Media, publisher of Surface, the 27-year-old American magazine of global contemporary design, to launch Surface Summer School at Penn, a design challenge and competition for a mobile medical testing unit for COVID-19.
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Architecture Lecturer Ezio Blasetti supervises the fabrication of a carbon-fiber structure at the Weitzman Robotics Lab earlier this year.

The theme of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, “How will we live together?” has assumed a new significance as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe. As health concerns led to shutdowns in Italy, the Biennale’s opening was postponed until August 29, but the Weitzman School stands to be well represented, with projects by faculty and students in the departments of architecture and landscape architecture.
Graham Professor of Practice in Architecture Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI took New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman on a virtual walking tour of their daily commute from Brooklyn Heights, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and to the WEISS/MANFREDI studio in Lower Manhattan
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As faculty across the Weitzman School have adapted their courses for webcams and computer screens this semester, they’ve found new ways to connect with students and make assignments meaningful.
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Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture Winka Dubbeldam in a studio review

In the interview, Dubbeldam highlights research innovations and how the department has evolved under her leadership.

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