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2021 Weitzman School Awards Presented

On Thursday evening at the Kleinman Energy Forum, academic leaders at the Weitzman School presented 2021 Weitzman School Awards to a graduate architecture student, a city planning student, an internationally acclaimed design firm, and the City of Minneapolis.

Every Ocean Hughes Named 2021–2022 Sachs Visiting Professor at the Weitzman School

The Weitzman School has appointed artist Every Ocean Hughes the Keith L. and Katherine S. Sachs Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2021–2022 Academic Year.

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On Equity, Chief City Planner Eleanor Sharpe (MCP‘99) Looks for Philadelphia to Lead by Example

An in-depth interview with Eleanor Sharpe (MCP‘99), executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. 

For Inaugural Weitzman Award Winners, the Prize Opened Doors

The first two Weitzman Award recipients, Alexandra Adamski (MArch‘19)  and Amie Patel (MCP’20), reflect on the impact of the award on their early careers.

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Weitzman Receives $1.3 Million Getty Grant to Protect and Preserve Wupatki National Monument

The Center for Architectural Conservation at Weitzman has received a $1.3 million grant from Getty to develop a conservation and management plan and professional training program for Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.

With New Richard Wesley Fellowship, Architect Peter Vieira (MArch‘96) Honors His Mentor

Peter Vieira (MArch‘96) says he made the gift out of respect for Wesley’s lifelong commitment to educating young architects, and he hopes it helps more students discover their own connection to the discipline.

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Walking and Listening in San Juan with Ernesto Pujol

Ernesto Pujol does a lot of walking, but he still laughs in near disbelief when he recalls the 25-mile trek he took through San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this summer.

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Visualizing Alternatives to Climate Catastrophe

For this year’s 17th International Architecture Exhibition -  La Biennale di Venezia, Weitzman’s Richard Weller and his team designed the World Park, a global network of ecologically restored lands to support the migration of numerous species responding to climate change.

After an Academic Year Like No Other, Weitzman Class of 2021 Celebrated Online

 The Weitzman School held a virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021on Saturday, May 15, more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed campus life.

MFA Alum Examines the Materials and Images of Labor in ICA Solo Exhibition

Artist and Weitzman alum Jessica Vaughn examines the spaces, architecture, and cultures of the American workplace her first major solo exhibition, now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art.