Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Celebrating Penn in China

President Amy Gutmann emphasized the three pillars of her vision for the future of Penn—innovation, inclusion, and impact—while speaking at The Power of Penn Celebration in Hong Kong on March 6.

Cities & Regions

The Man Behind the Met, Sam Olshin, MArch'86

After a global tour, The Power of Penn Campaign returns to Philadelphia on April 2 with an event at the Metropolitan Opera House. The architect behind the restoration of the Met Philly is Sam Olshin, MArch'86 and member of the Penn Weitzman School of Design Alumni Board, and Principal at the firm of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects. Olshin discusses how he stays connected with Penn and the challenges of resurrecting a historic venue.

Events | March 14, 2019 6:30 pm

Informing Form: the Practice of Overland Partners

Penn Weitzman School of Design Career Connection Day on March 15, 2019. Nathaniel A. Cram (MArch’05) and Helena Zambrano (MEBD’12) in discourse on the innovative practice of Overland Partners in the fields of Architecture and Planning. Houston Hall, 12 - 4 p.m.

Energy & Environment

Designing with nature, now

"We definitely have to be sustainable, indeed we should leave the world a better place for future generations, but I think we could go further to regenerative design—creating systems that, instead of taking energy, produce energy, and instead of taking life, give life.”

Cities & Regions

PennPraxis Launches Toolkit for Neighborhood Preservation

“The Toolkit encompasses the whole gamut of neighborhood preservation, all the way from taking care of an individual house, to improving the quality of new construction, supporting small businesses, promoting local engagement, and strengthening social fabric,”  Julie Donofrio, managing director of PennPraxis says.

Cities & Regions

University of Pennsylvania Names School of Design in Recognition of Stuart Weitzman’s Lifetime Commitment and Support of Penn

The University of Pennsylvania will name its School of Design in honor of award-winning designer and footwear icon Stuart Weitzman, Wharton Class of 1963, in recognition of both his ongoing philanthropic support of the University and his active engagement in its academic activities. 

Events | March 7, 2019 5:00 pm

PennDesign in Beijing - Conversation and Reception

Please join PennDesign Dean and Paley Professor Dean Frederick Steiner (MRP'77, MA'86, PhD'86) and PennDesign faculty, alumni and friends for a lively discussion among leaders in the field regarding the Future of Design in China - Opportunities and Challenges.

Events | March 6, 2019 9:30 am

PennDesign in Hong Kong - Alumni Gathering and Conversation

Please Join a PennDesign Alumni gathering in Hong Kong with Dean and Paley Professor Fritz Steiner (MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86) and Winka Dubbeldam, Miller Professor and Chair of Architecture
 
Cities & Regions

Laurie Olin Will Receive an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Penn

Laurie Olin, practice professor emeritus of landscape architecture at PennDesign, will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. 

Energy & Environment

Introductions: Sophie Hochhäusl

Meet Sophie Hochhäusl, assistant professor of architecture. Her scholarly work centers on modern architecture and urban culture in Austria, Germany, and the United States, with a focus on the history of social movements, women’s and gender studies and environmental history.