Priorities

Lead by Design will support initiatives related to Student Support, Faculty Support, Centers and Programs, Facilities and Spaces and the Annual Fund.  Invest in the people of PennDesign. Make a difference today.

Priorities

Our Priorities

Student Support

Prospective PennDesign students choose between the top graduate programs in the world. With fellowships, travel grants, and research assistantships, we can make their decision an easy one. 

Faculty Support

We attract the finest faculty from around the world, and they come to PennDesign inspired by our legacy and aligned with our vision. Endowed professorships make a lasting impact on our capacity to attract and retain the foremost practitioners in their fields.

Centers & Programs

PennDesign centers of excellence are issue-focused engines of applied and theoretical research, rooted in design. They tackle issues that are crucial to our collective welfare, from involvement in energy policy and increasing equity to facilitating ecological design and sustainable development.

Facilities & Spaces

As experts on the built and natural environments, we recognize the need to re-imagine our spaces on campus to meet the needs of growing programs and centers, and unlock their full potential. Expanding our footprint and upgrading the tools available to students and faculty are crucial if we are to support innovation well into the future.