Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Innovation & Technology

Williams and Tsien, Adamski Win Inaugural Kanter Tritsch Awards

PennDesign has selected Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to receive the inaugural Kanter Tritsch Medal in Energy and Architectural Innovation. The Medal will be presented at a benefit in New York City on October 15, 2018, along with the $50,000 Kanter Tritsch Prize for an exceptional second-year graduate architecture student, which has been awarded to Alexandra Mae Adamski.

Learning More with the Kleinman Certificate Program

Like many graduate students, Winston Chen came to the University of Pennsylvania to pivot his career. He had encountered the energy sector during his work in generalist private equity and strategy consulting. However, he knew he wanted to focus his long-term career on clean energy.

Culture & Heritage

Leading by Design: Barbara Fox and Scott Aker, Designers of the June 5 Memorial

Leading by Design explores the work of PennDesign alumni, faculty members, and supporters of the School who are expanding the practice of art and design to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Energy & Environment

Envisioning Future Landscapes with Support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Over $500,000 in competitive grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage will support new initatives by PennDesign and its faculty to study and expand the practice of design in the 21st century.

Culture & Heritage

Penn Design at The American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting

A gathering of Penn Design alumni at The American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting In Houston. 

Events | June 28, 2018 6:00 pm

PennDesign MFA Exhibition at David Nolan Gallery in New York City

PennDesign’s MFA '18 graduates will exhibit their work at the David Nolan Gallery in New York City.
Parentheses, a group exhibtion curated by Fine Arts Professors David Hartt and Sharon Hayes.

Energy & Environment

Alumna Carol Franklin Accepts LAF Award

Longtime faculty member Carol Franklin (MLA’65), RLA, FASLA, a founding principal of Andropogon, accepted the 2018 Landscape Architecture Foundation Medal.

Energy & Environment

Reimagining Struggling Coal Communities

Pennsylvania's coal communities are struggling. While employment in the coal sector has been slowly declining for decades, the rise of Marcellus Shale natural gas prompted a rapid decline in coal use and jobs. But Appalachian states and localities are responding with programs intended to turn things around. A new report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy shines a light on a broad array of ideas and strategies.

Cities & Regions

Alumni Weekend 2018

"I would start telling a story and someone else would finish it recalling the exact same conversation we had forty years ago." - Jeff Fine, MArch '78. Read about this year's fantastic Alumni Weekend at PennDesign


Cities & Regions

Landscape Architecture Students Inform Revitalization in the Highlands

In Highland Falls, one PennDesign class explored how landscape design interventions at four sites, including the Hudson Highlands trail system where it passes near Highland Falls, could help shape a “dynamic future” for the whole region.