Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

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.

Cities & Regions

Envisioning Urbanism for the Automation Age

If there’s one topic sure to be on the minds of many at PennDesign’s upcoming Commencement Ceremony, it’s work. Clay Gruber, a Montana native who studied sociology as an undergraduate, has a unique perspective. 

Events | June 21, 2018 6:00 pm

PennDesign at AIA Conference

Join the PennDesign alumni reception during the AIA Conference in New York City.

Culture & Heritage

Q&A: University Architect David Hollenberg

This summer, alumnus and faculty member David Hollenberg (MArch’75) retires from his role as university architect, a position he has held since 2006. Here, Hollenberg talks to former student and PennPraxis Research Associate Molly Lester (MSHP’12) about his interdisciplinary roots, working on Independence Mall with the National Park Service, three decades of teaching in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and his favorite places on campus. 

Equity & Inclusion

The Fair Housing Act at 50: Scholars Gather for Symposium

On April 11, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, PennDesign Assistant Professor of City and Regional Vincent Reina co-hosted symposium on the ongoing implementation of the landmark civil rights law. Wendell Pritchett, Provost and Presidential Professor of Law and Education at Penn, and Susan Wachter, Sussman Professor and Professor of Real Estate and Finance, also co-hosted the symposium, which was presented by the Penn Institute for Urban Research (PennIUR). 

Culture & Heritage

Fine Arts Students Complete Mini-Residencies at RAIR

A partnership between the FIne Arts Department and a project called Recycled Artist in Residency, or RAIR, which is housed at Revolution Recovery. 

Culture & Heritage

Historic Preservation Alumni Honored by the National Trust

Two Historic Preservation alumni were honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the new initiative 40 Under 40: People Saving Places.