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Monique Robinson

Monique Robinson

Architecture
Historic Preservation

Monique Robinson is a rising second-year graduate student at the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a dual degree candidate earning her masters in architecture and historic preservation. In her first year as a graduate student, Monique earned an honorable mention award for the 2021 Schenk Woodman Design Competition. She also was selected to have her final project showcased in the Penn Design publication ‘Pressing Matters 9.’ Entitled ‘Exposures/Enclosures,’ Monique designed a market in West Philadelphia that served as as a tool for community agency and black ingenuity to fight against engineered iniquities like institutional racism and discrimination that plague society today. Monique is a student of the built environment and passionate about community; she seeks to use her passions for social justice, preservation, and human-oriented architecture to serve and amplify BIPOC voices in marginalized communities in a meaningful way with community partnership at the forefront.