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Building Bridges with Architecture: Lorraine's 'Urbanity from the Ocean' Workshop Experience in Taiwan

With the support of the Butner Family Award, Lorraine participated in the “Urbanity from the Ocean” Visiting School workshop hosted by the Architectural Association School of…


Innovative Towers Project "Hide & Seek" Showcased at ICA

The latest architectural masterpiece, the Towers project, has been unveiled at…

Aker ACSA Conference

Professor Aker Presents in Iceland - Architectural Beginnings

At the recent ACSA/EAAE conference in Reykjavík, Scott Aker detailed the avant-garde pedagogy behind the University of Pennsylvania's ARCH 1010 Introduction to…

Aker Nexus Conference

A Minimalist Approach to Baroque Optics

In June, Scott Aker participated in the Nexus 2023: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics, a 14th international, interdisciplinary conference…


Miranda Mote, UPenn Alum, Awarded Prestigious Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture

Miranda Mote, an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania's PhD program in Architecture, has developed an approach to writing…

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The brief: Affordable housing that’s both contextual and funky

In the fall semester of 2022, a cohort of fourth-year students enrolled in the undergraduate architecture program were presented with an opportunity to explore the issue of housing justice as the…

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Meet Jobie Hill, architect and founder of Saving Slave Houses

Jobie Hill, architect and founder of Saving Slave Houses, joined ARCH-401, as a consultant and a co-instructor with Scott Aker and Richard Wesley in the fall of 2021. The subject of the design…

Death of the Sirens

Death of the Sirens Funded by Sachs Student Grant Award

“Death of the Sirens” an interactive theatrical installation developed by fourth-year undergraduate student Roxanne Zhou, a major in Architecture with minors in Music and Physics, under a…

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Biophilic Design for Local Community Center

Penn’s Summer Humanities Internship program (SHIP) helped to connect Alice Cochrane, a rising…

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Holmes Perkins Award for Undergraduate Teaching

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