The Weitzman School of Design is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. At Weitzman, we measure our success not just by what we do but by how we approach our work.
The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin to create a place that would offer practical as well as theoretical instruction in order to prepare students for real-world pursuits—a tradition that persists today. The Department of Architecture, with a body of approximately 350 students in eight degree programs, is one of Weitzman School’s six distinguished academic programs, which include Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Fine Arts, Urban Spatial Analytics, and Historic Preservation. The Weitzman School has a rich tradition of intellectual leadership in architecture and a reputation for excellence in design, interdisciplinary thinking, history and theory, technology, and cutting-edge research and application.