Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Shining a spotlight on global impact.

Cities & Regions

The Class of 2019: Kerri May, MCP ’19

“Everyone comes from different backgrounds, bringing different perspectives to the table. It’s definitely been eye-opening.”


Culture & Heritage

Leading by Design: Laurie Olin

Laurie Olin, professor of practice emeritus in landscape architecture at PennDesign, talks about the exhibition and the process of drawing. 

Culture & Heritage

The Class of 2019: Jacob Torkelson, HPSV, ’19

"You come into the program convinced you know what you want to do afterward, and come out knowing so much more. You want to change the world in so many ways.”

Energy & Environment

Leading by Design: Barbara Wilks

Barbara Wilks (MLA’93) is founding principal at the Brooklyn-based firm W Architecture and Landscape Architecture. A former student of legendary Professor of Landscape Architecture Ian McHarg’s, Wilks is an alumna and member of the Board of Advisors at The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, an interdisciplinary think tank for developing responses to climate change in communities most vulnerable to its effects. 

Energy & Environment

The Class of 2020: Lichao Liu

‘The Class of’ profiles students in the five graduate programs at PennDesign who have excelled in their studies and received financial support through the generosity of alumni and other donors.

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.