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Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory
Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture
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Press Releases

Weitzman School Spring 2020 Lecture Series Features Pioneers in Design and the Arts

Philadelphia—The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design Spring 2020 Lecture Series brings more than three dozen of the world’s leading architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, and preservationists to Philadelphia.
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PennDOT Secretary and SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards Joins Weitzman Faculty

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design welcomes Former Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards to the faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Secretary Richards, who received a Master of Regional Planning from Penn in 1993, is the immediate past secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the incoming general manager of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the fifth-largest U.S. transit system, which operates across the Delaware Valley.
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Weitzman School to Host Acadia 2020 Conference ‘Hybrids and Haecceities’

The Department of Architecture will host the 2020 annual Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference. Taking place October 29-31, following a series of workshops on October 26-28, the event will feature keynotes by recognized leaders in the field, talks by recipients of ACADIA’s annual awards program, exhibitions of both curated and peer-reviewed work, and peer-reviewed paper and project presentations of cutting-edge research.
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Professor of Architecture David Leatherbarrow Awarded 2020 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

David Leatherbarrow, professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, has been named as the 2020 recipient of the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education.
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The McHarg Center Releases Atlas for the Green New Deal

On Tuesday, December 10, the University of Pennsylvania’s Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology launches The 2100 Project. The first installment of this initiative, published as an Atlas for the Green New Deal, consists of more than 100 visualizations illustrating the projected spatial impacts of climate change and population growth in the United States over the rest of the century.
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'Spatial Efficiency Now: Work from the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at Penn'

The Center for Architecture and Design and the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design stage an exhibition of models and photographs documenting some ongoing design research projects at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL). PSL is an interdisciplinary research center working at the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, computer science, mathematics, and material science to bridge the gap between engineering and design.
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Cheryl LaFleur Earns Penn’s Respected Prize in Energy Policy

Philadelphia, PA — Today the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will award its fifth annual Carnot Prize to Cheryl LaFleur, former commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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Weitzman School Offers New Master of Science in Design for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design will offer a new Master of Science in Design with a concentration in robotics and autonomous systems beginning in the Fall of 2020. This one-year post-professional program aims to critically develop novel approaches to the design, manufacturing, construction, use and life-cycle of architecture through creative engagement with robotics, material systems, and design-computation.rssmith@design.upenn.edu
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‘Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures’ Gathers Thinkers, Activists, Designers, and Builders

In Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures (ORO Editions/AR+D, October 2019), Associate Professor of Architecture Franca Trubiano and alumnae Ramona Adlakha (MArch’18) and Ramune Bartuskait (MArch’18) gather reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture (Framing Stories), challenges to practice made possible by activism (Shaping Polemics), and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who pave the way for future women architects (Building Futures).
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Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley Named Sachs Visiting Professors

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has appointed artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley the Keith L. and Kathy Sachs Visiting Professors in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year.
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University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design to Host ‘The Weitzman School: A Celebration of Design’

The Weitzman School will host a public celebration on Thursday, October 3, 2019 to highlight the School’s new name, honor Penn philanthropist and footwear icon Stuart Weitzman (Wharton Class of 1963) and explore the role of design in addressing urgent social issues.
 
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Weitzman School Fall 2019 Lecture Series Features Pioneers in Design and the Arts

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design Fall 2019 Lecture Series brings more than 60 of the world’s leading architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, preservationists, and writers to Philadelphia. The series opens on Wednesday, August 28, with a conversation between renowned architects Wolf D. Prix and Thom Mayne.
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