Graduate Admissions

SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Department Sessions (Video)

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About the Weitzman School About the Weitzman School Fritz Steiner Dean and Paley Professor; Co-executive Director, The McHarg Center Weitzman in 360
My Philosophy: Ecological Design My Philosophy: Ecological Design Fritz Steiner Dean and Paley Professor; Co-executive Director, The McHarg Center Weitzman in 360
MArch MArch Winka Dubbeldam, Miller Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture; Director, ARI Annette Fierro & Simon Kim, Associate Professors of Architecture Architecture
MSD-AAD MSD-AAD Ali Rahim Professor of Architecture Architecture
MEBD/MSD-EBD MEBD/MSD-EBD William Braham Professor of Architecture; Director, MEBD/MSD-EBD Architecture
MSD-RAS MSD-RAS Robert Stuart-Smith Assistant Professor of Architecture; Director, Autonomous Manufacturing Lab Architecture
MCP MCP Lisa Servon Kevin and Erica Penn Presidential Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning City and Regional Planning
MSHP & MSD-HP (Part I) MSHP & MSD-HP (Part I) Frank Matero Professor and Chair, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Historic Preservation
MSHP & MSD-HP (Part II) MSHP & MSD-HP (Part II) Randy Mason Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Historic Preservation
MLA MLA Richard Weller Meyerson Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture; Co-executive Director, The McHarg Center Landscape Architecture
MUSA MUSA Ken Steif Director, MUSA Program Urban Spatial Analytics
MFA MFA Ken Lum Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and Chair, Department of Fine Arts Fine Arts
Financial Aid Financial Aid Lauren Hoover Weitzman in 360
Living in Philadelphia Living in Philadelphia Lauren Hoover and Taylor Ressler Weitzman in 360
Career Development Resources Career Development Resources Kali Meeks Associate Director, Professional Development & Leadership Weitzman in 360
Penn Career Services Penn Career Services Diane Hull Weitzman in 360
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Karyn Tufarolo Director of Faculty Affairs, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Initiatives & Online Learning Initiatives Weitzman in 360
The Architectural Archives The Architectural Archives William Whitaker Curator and Collections Manager, The Architectural Archives Weitzman in 360
A History of the Weitzman School A History of the Weitzman School William Whitaker Curator and Collections Manager, The Architectural Archives Weitzman in 360
Tour Weitzman Facilities
Penn Libraries Penn Libraries Patricia Guardiola Director, Fisher Fine Arts Library Weitzman in 360
Fabrication Lab Fabrication Lab Dennis Pierattini Director, Fabrication Lab Weitzman in 360
IT Services IT Services Alex Jarymovych Director of Information Technology Services Weitzman in 360
Development and Alumni Relations Development and Alumni Relations Liz Mairs Associate Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Weitzman in 360
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Live Sessions

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8:00am
Information for International Students 

MORNING SESSIONS (Department-Specific)

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE


10:00am
Master of Architecture Program Chat 
Winka Dubbeldam, Miller Professor and Chair, and Faculty
+ Summer Studio Breakout Session

10:00am        
MSD-AAD, MSD-EBD, MSD-RAS Program Chat 
Ali Rahim, Professor of Architecture and Program Director for MSD-AAD
Bill Braham, Professor of Architecture and Program Director for MSD-EBD and MEBD
Robert Stuart-Smith, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Program Director for MSD-RAS

11:30am
Conversation with Current Architecture Students (all programs)
+ with option for meeting to extend for informal student conversation

12:00 pm
Graduate Group in Architecture (Master of Science and PhD) Chat
Daniel Barber, Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture

DEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING

9:00am
BIPOC Student Coffee
Lisa Servon, Kevin and Erica Penn Presidential Professor and Chair

10:00am
Faculty Introductions

11:00am
Concentration Breakout Sessions

11:30am
Student Life Panel

12:15pm
Accepted Student Chat

12:30–5:30pm
Faculty Open Door Office Hours (contact Department for more information)

DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS


9:00am
Program Overview w/ MFA Faculty
Ken Lum, Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor, Chair of Fine Arts
David Hartt, Carrafiell Assistant Professor in Fine Arts
Sharon Hayes, Professor of Fine Arts
Joshua Mosley, Professor of Fine Arts
Orkan Telhan, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Emerging Design Practices
Jackie Tileston, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Painting

11:00am                     
Meet MFA Students & Virtual Studio Tours

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

See the full schedule of Historic Preservation's Open House

10:00am                     
Program Overview

12:30pm
Student Life: Q&A with Current Students

2:00–6:00pm  
Faculty Meetings

DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

9:00am
Faculty Panel and Q&A 
Richard Weller, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, and Faculty

10:45am
Design Work Presentations

12:00pm
Student Panel (students only)

1:00–3:00 pm
Richard Weller Office Hours (optional)

URBAN SPATIAL ANALYTICS PROGRAM

11:30am
Program Overview
Allison Lassiter, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Current Students, and Faculty

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

2:00–2:30pm
Financial Aid Information Session

2:45–3:15pm (Concurrent Sessions)
Interdisciplinary Study  
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Weitzman

3:30–­4:00pm (Concurrent Sessions)
Financial Aid Information Session
Current Student Panel

4:15–4:45pm (Concurrent Sessions)
Research with Impact
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Weitzman


5:00–5:30pm
Discussion with Alumni / Your Career After Graduate School

5:30pm
Happy Hour with Faculty, Staff, and Students