Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

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.

Energy & Environment

WEISS/MANFREDI Unveils Immersive Installation at Venice Biennale

WEISS/MANFREDI, the New York-based design practice co-founded by Graham Chair Professor of Architecture Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, unveiled a new immersive installation Thursday in the main exhibition space at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Culture & Heritage

Students Wrap Costa Rica Landscape Design Studio

As the spring semester was coming to a close earlier this month, the walls of Lower Gallery in Meyerson Hall were draped in maps, elevations, urban design and landscape renderings. On this particular day, students were joined by visitors from Costa Rica, and from the Urban Design Program at CCNY, for the final review in the spring studio Regenerating Urban Landscapes

Energy & Environment

PennDesign Alumna, Faculty Win National Design Awards

One PennDesign alumna and one faculty member are among the winners of the 2018 National Design Awards, announced this week by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Cities & Regions

Bridging Studio and Research, Students Explore Israel-Lebanon Border

In early 2018, two students in the final year of their Master’s in Landscape Architecture program at PennDesign were standing on shores of the Mediterranean Sea on either side of the border, calling out each other’s names. One was in Lebanon. The other was in Israel.