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University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 29

Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of landscape architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S. in the latest report from DesignIntelligence.Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 29

Thom Mayne, Cret Chair Professor of Practice in the Department of Architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S., according to the latest report from DesignIntelligence.Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. These...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 26

When Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden reopened this past spring after a two-year, $90 million restoration project, its 1,700 fountain jets and streams had a boost from several PennDesign alumni. Kathryn Biddle (HSPV’13) and Lauren Shaughnessy (HSPV’15) from Dan Lepore & Sons were key members of the project team, which was headed by...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 21

If Hurricanes Harvey and Irma drove home the threats to coastal cities in the U.S. from climate change—and the role for designers and planners in disaster prevention and mitigation—there was good news this month about efforts to storm-proof the West Coast.The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge is a research and design project bringing together...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 19

PennDesign faculty members Deirdre Murphy and Scott White, who are wife-husband collaborators, recently completed a 5 by 25 foot sculpture that was installed last month in the burgeoning Silicon Valley city of Dublin, California.The project, which took nearly two years to complete, combines Murphy’s fine arts expertise and climate science research...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 7

Amidst radical social, economic, and technological transformations, will the city of the future be a driving force of creativity and sustainability, or will it be a mechanism of inequality and environmental decay? This is the question posed by the curators of the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and one answer comes from Associate...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 6

A team of students and recent alumni are among the Philly residents creating temporary parks in metered parking spaces around the city for PARK(ing) Day, the annual open-source global event that started in San Francisco. Inspired by the experiences found in the lands owned and operated by the National Park Service (NPS), the PennDesign team is...

Richard Weller is the Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at PennDesign. Throughout his career he has worked simultaneously as an academic and a consultant specializing in the formative stages of projects ranging from gardens to plazas, memorials, museums, suburbs and waterfronts. He is...

Edited by Tatum Hands, Billy Fleming, and Richard Weller, LA+ RISK will be released on September 1, 2017.
RISK is many things. It can invoke fun, temptation, or danger; it can be laced with uncertainty, fear, or hope. But most importantly for the design professions, risk is the engine of art and innovation. Complicating the risks inherent in every...

As the center for applied research, outreach, and practice at PennDesign, PennPraxis has quietly but steadily become a go-to source for expert analysis and perspective on how to make Philadelphia—and cities around the United States—more livable and equitable. It has also become central to the School’s mission of advancing the public good in...