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
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.
In the interview, Dubbeldam highlights research innovations and how the department has evolved under her leadership.
Previous recipients include Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, and Sir David Adjaye.
Staff in the Fabrication Lab at Weitzman are contributing to a University-wide effort to produce new face shields for hospital workers at Penn. The effort is being led by the Penn Health Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Team and coordinated by Mark Yim, Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory.
The A'Design Award and Competition attracts submissions from designers, innovators, and companies to showcase their work for media, publishers, and buyers.
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.
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.
MArch students earned Second and Third Place in the annual competition.
In 2017, Kanter Tritsch pledged $1.25 million to establish a $50,000 fellowship for the most promising graduate architecture student at the Weitzman School and an international medal of excellence for a practicing architect.
Now scheduled to open in August, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia will include boundary-pushing work by Weitzman faculty and students from the departments of architecture and landscape architecture.