Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Cities & Regions

$50,000 Witte-Sakamoto Prize in City and Regional Planning Established

PennDesign has received a $1.25 million gift from alumnus William Witte (C’73, MCP’75) and his wife, Keiko Sakamoto, Esq. to establish an annual prize for an outstanding planning student at PennDesign, along with a professional award for innovation and impact in planning.

Leading by Design: Mary Barensfeld

Meticulous by nature and by practice, Barensfeld talks with passion and enthusiasm for architecture and landscape architecture, which she’s managed to merge since her time as a dual-degree master’s student in both fields at PennDesign.

City and Regional Planning Faculty Members Lin and Ryerson Earn Tenure from Penn

PennDesign proudly congratulates city and regional planning faculty members Zhongjie Lin and Megan Ryerson for earning tenure from the University.

Events | November 14, 2018 1:00 pm

PennDesign in London

Join Dean and Paley Professor Fritz Steiner, MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86, and your fellow PennDesign alumni for an insider conversation on updates and recent activities at PennDesign. 

Events | November 15, 2018 4:30 pm

PennDesign Alumni Association Pennovation Tour

Join the PennDesign Alumni Association for a tour of the Pennovation Center on Thursday, November 15 from 4:30 - 6pm.

Events | November 9, 2018 4:00 pm

PennDesign Homecoming 2018

Join Homecoming at PennDesign with a discussion of how landscape architects designers are developing dynamic, visionary approaches to urban and environmental design in the face of global climate change and urbanization.

Innovation & Technology

PennDesign Awards Celebrate Transformative Architecture

The Inaugural PennDesign Awards was a magical night. 

Energy & Environment

PennDesign Establishes Wilks Family McHarg Center Directorship

The University of Pennsylvania School of Design has received $1.25 million from the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation to establish the Wilks Family McHarg Center Directorship. 

Energy & Environment

Celebrating the Next Generation of Design Leaders

Spotlighing Kanter Tritsch Prize winner, Alexandra Adamski.

Events | November 5, 2018 1:00 pm

Career Discovery in Historic Preservation

Four Penn Preservation alumni representing various facets of preservation practice will discuss the dimensions and scope of the profession as well as the responsibilities, authority, and ethics of the preservation professional.