Graduate Architecture

William W. Braham

Professor of Architecture
Director MSD-EBD Program

B.S.E., Princeton University
M.Arch, Ph.D. Arch., University of Pennsylvania

William W. Braham, PhD, FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he previously served as Chair, and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design. He has worked on energy and architecture for over 30 years as a designer, consultant, researcher, and author of numerous articles and books.

He recently published Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles for Environmental Building Design, in three parts (2015). He also co-edited Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future (2016), Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style (2013), and Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory (2007). He is currently working on a project called, The City Always Writes in the Plural: Narratives of Urban Self-Organization.

Work and Research
Map of UPenn campus with different types of buildings labeled.

University of Pennsylvania campus building map, utility connections labeled, Carbon Action Plan Report, 2012.