October 19, 2022

Reflecting on ‘Rowhouse City’

From October 7-8, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation co-organized a symposium on the past, present, and future of the Philadelphia rowhouse. The symposium included presentations from Weitzman faculty members Francesca Russello Ammon, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning; Molly Lester (MSHP’12), research associate at PennPraxis; Frank Matero, Gonick Family Professor and chair of historic preservation; Brian Phillips (MArch’96), lecturer in architecture; Casey Weisdock (MSHP’16), lecturer in historic preservation; and Bill Whitaker, curator and collections manager at the Architectural Archives; as well as many alums and former faculty. Here, Starr Herr-Cardillo and Jennifer Robinson summarize the proceedings.
 

Powerpoint slide showing a tall new rowhouse
Slide from Brian Phillips’s talk “Field Notes from a Rowhouse Architect”
Three people speaking at a conference
(Left to right) Jane Allen, Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval, and Jill Roberts during the Q&A for the session "Community Approaches to Row Preservation"
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Slide from Brian Phillips’s talk “Field Notes from a Rowhouse Architect”
(Left to right) Jane Allen, Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval, and Jill Roberts during the Q&A for the session "Community Approaches to Row Preservation"