Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Events | September 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Externship Information Session

A new Externship Program for Architecture Students at PennDesign.

Cities & Regions

South Whitehall Design project fosters student and community engagement

PennDesign provides opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty, civic leaders and residents in Philadelphia and beyond.

Events | October 1, 2018 1:30 pm

PennDesign in Boston Admissions and Alumni Meet and Mingle

PennDesign hosts alumni and prospective applicants in the Boston area to meet and mingle. 

Cities & Regions

PennPraxis Summit Brings Focus to Civic Infrastructure

The final big questions remains: Who is at the center of the story? Users or designers? Communities or policymakers? The discussion will continue as PennPraxis and others continue to dig deeper into the topic of civic infrastructure.  

Energy & Environment

PennDesign Welcomes New Faculty and New Associate Dean for Research


With the new Academic Year, PennDesign welcomes four new members of the standing faculty.

‘Above and Beyond’ Experience for Kleinman Fellow

As this year’s Birol Fellow for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Goel is spending her summer researching deep decarbonization strategies in India and the United States—research that will culminate in an insight paper that will be published on the IEA website.

Events | August 25, 2018 2:00 pm

PennDesign Alumni Association Garden Party

Please join the PennDesign Alumni Association in Bucks County for an afternoon at ‘The Hammerstone’ with colleagues old and new as guests of PennDesign alumni Diane Burko, MFA’69 and Richard Ryan, MLA’97. This event will be held at the Burko/Ryan residence at 7690 Tohickon Hill Rd, Point Pleasant, PA 18950.

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.