Graduate Architecture

A man watches a robot arm weave black fibers on a wood frame

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.
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi
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
Zoom window with 6 students and instructor
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.
Winka Dubbeldam gestures from her seat during a group review

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.
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi
Previous recipients include Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, and Sir David Adjaye.
A person cuts plastic using a laser cutter
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.
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.
Three headshots
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

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.
Students holding food and beverages smiling and looking at a digital display of architectural designs

Weitzman students attend the award ceremony at HOK's Philadelphia studio.

MArch students earned Second and Third Place in the annual competition.
Lori Kanter Tritsch

Photo: Roger Davies for Galerie Magazine

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.
Faculty and students facing the camera in a darkened corridor lined by renderings
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.