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…



PennDesign Projective Ecologies Lecture & Panel

Nina Marie Lister is Associate Director and Associate Professor at the School of Urban + Regional Planning at Ryerson University. Chris Reed is a Principal at Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD.

PennDesign Event: Frank Barkow: "Recent Work"

Barkow Leibinger is an American/ German architectural practice based in Berlin and New York and was founded in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger. Barkow Leibinger’s work is realized over a wide range of scales and building types including building for workplace (industry, office, and master-planning), cultural, housing, event spaces, exhibitions and installations in the public realm internationally. Important milestones are amongst others the Biosphere in Potsdam, Germany, the Customer and Administration Building , the Gate House and the Campus Restaurant in Ditzingen, Germany and the Trutec Building in Seoul. Recently completed buildings include the Tour Total office high-rise in…

PennDesign Lunchtime Speaker Series - Preservation in Contemporary Asia 4

Meyerson Hall, Room B13 Advanced Theory/Case Studies Lunchtime Speaker Series Talk on Preservation in Contemporary Asia 4 Kecia Fong Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, PennDesign; Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney Kecia L. Fong is a conservation professional of the built environment. She has worked internationally as a conservation practitioner and educator for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, US National Park Service, and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) among others. Her work in the field has addressed multiple scales and contexts from the revitalization of the historic Islamic core of Cairo; conservation of earthen plasters at ancient…

PennDesign Lecture: Giancarlo Mazzanti: "Architecture as a Mechanism of Social Integration"

Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery Giancarlo Mazzanti is a Colombian architect based in Bogota. Mazzanti was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1963. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the Pontifical University in Javeriana, Bogotá (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) in 1987. He received a graduate degree in history and theory of architecture and industrial design from the University of Florence, Italy in 1991. Mazzanti's work includes Biblioteca Parque España, León de Greiff Library (Bibliotheca La Ladera) in Medellín, Gerardo Molina College, Restaurant Nazca, Habitar 72, Habitar 74 and the Medellin Coliseum (for IX South American Games) . The won the Sustainable Architecture…
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