The Impact of supporting capital projects

To maintain its renowned reputation and attract exceptional students and faculty, academic preeminence requires spaces that facilitate innovation and collaboration, nurture new partnerships, and respond nimbly to evolving needs and growth. Below are some capital projects made possible from the generous support of donors during the Lead by Design Campaign.

Upcoming Projects
Upcoming Projects
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Stuart Weitzman Hall

The Weitzman School of Design will be renovating and expanding the historic Morgan Building on 34th Street by adding a new wing on its south side. The building will be named Stuart Weitzman Hall, in recognition of Stuart Weitzman’s enduring commitment to the success of Penn students and his extraordinary ongoing support of the School. The project will create an optimal environment for art and design education and research.

Completed Projects
Completed Projects
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Stuart Weitzman Plaza

Designed by renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin and his colleagues at his firm OLIN, the Stuart Weitzman Plaza is located adjacent to College Green between Meyerson Hall and Fisher Fine Arts Library. This new space is a gateway to Penn’s campus and significantly improves east-west connectivity while increasing gathering spaces for the Penn community.

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Robotics Lab

The new robotics lab is an investment in the School's future, bringing together faculty expertise in fabrication, measurement, and modeling technologies. 

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The Architectural Conservation Laboratory

Now in a new home in the During Wing adjacent to Fisher Fine Arts Library, this improved facility is a hub to explore the conservation of culturally significant buildings, monuments, and sites throughout the world, including issues of sustainability.