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University of Pennsylvania School of Design

In fall 2003, the historic Graduate School of Fine Arts became the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Our new name—familiarly PennDesign—describes what we are now, a single school, within a great university, dedicated to promoting excellence in design across a…

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Events

Bill Burnett Speaks at PennDesign

Bill Burnett will lecture in the Lower Gallery of Meyerson Hall. He's currently the executive director of Stanford University's design program and has worked on a breadth of projects during his career, including the original Star Wars action figures from Hasbro. 

"Landscape Dialogues" at PennDesign

PennDesign's Department of Landscape Architecture is convening the first in a triennial series of symposia that brings together a range of emerging voices actively engaged in advancing landscape as medium of contemporary culture. The event and corresponding publication promote work from across the spectrum of landscape-engaged practice, including, but not limited to: academic research, design research, design practice, policy, advocacy, technology and history. The one-and-a-half-day symposium is organized around a public colloquium format. The event asks participants to take a stand, move beyond platitudes, stake out territory and demonstrate action—both executed and imagined. Animated discourse, divergent views and substantiated dissent are…

Lecture and Book Signing at PennDesign

Ben van Berkel is the founder of UNStudio, an Amsterdam-based architecture firm that's completed revered work internationally. He will discuss the completion of a 19-year project he oversaw. 

Arab Architecture Discussed at PennDesign

Hossam Mahdy, a consultant on the Conservation of Built Heritage, will lecture about "vernacular built heritage" in the Arab region. 

Paris-based Architect Presents at PennDesign

Catherine Mosbach, the founder of Mosbach Paysagiste in Paris, will present her recent work in Meyerson Hall. 

"Experiments in Meta-Shaping and Self-Shaping: Haresh Lalvani" at PennDesign

Haresh Lalvani of the Lalvani Studio in New York and the Center for Experimental Structures in Pratt Institute's School of Architecture will speak at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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