Graduate Architecture

Headshots of Olshin and Schrader
The 2020 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 116 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, including two Philadelphia Weitzman alumni: Samuel E. Olshin (MArch'86) and David L. Schrader (MArch'93).
Winka Dubbeldam lecturing at podium
Update: Based on University-recommended travel precautions relating to the coronavirus outbreak, the lecture and studio travel will be re-scheduled.
View of Art Museum gallery

Photo Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Designs for Different Futures” exhibition includes contributions and installations from several Penn faculty and alumni, including the Weitzman School’s Orkan Telhan and Simon Kim. Telhan also co-curated the exhibition.
Hybrids & Haecceities, Acadia 2020
The conference theme, “Hybrids & Haecceities,” asks how technology enables, reflects, and challenges established disciplinary boundaries and design practices.
Laura Colagrande and Haley Russell with dog
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.
Rendering of proposed redevelopment work showing streetscape improvements
Two teams of Penn students received honorable mentions in the highly competitive 2020 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Hines Student Competition.
Annette Fierro announcing winner with Winka Dubbeldam behind her

Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture Winka Dubbeldam and Associate Chair Annette Fierro announced the winners before Georgina Huljich's lecture on February 5.

Faculty select the winners based on anonymous student portfolio submissions.
Two complex geometric forms in blue against a grey background
Assistant Professor of Architecture Masoud Akbarzadeh has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support the development of a robust computational framework for the use, development, and integration of geometry-based structural design methods in three dimensions. 
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.
David Leatherbarrow
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.