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Ross Weinreb RA
Instructor, Stuckeman School Career Adviser
Portrait of Ross Weinreb
Department of Architecture
232 Stuckeman

Ross Weinreb has been an instructor of architecture at Penn State since 2010. In 2004 he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech where his undergraduate thesis project investigated pop culture and its influence on recreational building typologies. In 2012 he received his Master of Architecture degree from Penn State where his research explored the various approaches for teaching professional practice in undergraduate schools of architecture.

Weinreb has a professionally diverse background including historical preservation, commercial and condominium high-rises, university, and medical projects. Progressing from intern to project manager, and eventually a licensed architect (in Florida and Pennsylvania), Ross gained a strong technical background that focuses on building tectonics. He has a special interest in the professional relationship between architects and engineers and the integrated design process.


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2004
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Architecture, 2012

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 100: Architecture and Ideas
  • ARCH 130a: Basic Design and Research I
  • ARCH 441/2: Architectural Design Analysis
  • ARCH 442: Interdisciplinary Collaborative (CoLab) Design Studio


Teaching the practice: Comparing the traditional, modified, and additional course approaches for teaching professional practice in undergraduate schools of architecture. (Master’s thesis, 2012)

Overhead plan drawing of South Beach, Florida, architectural design
Computer rendering of building interior space
Page from thesis project discussing architectural education