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 Alumni Weekend Reunion Launch

Alumni from across the years are invited to join one another for a festive lunch on the plaza between Fisher Fine Arts Library and Meyerson Hall. Tables will be reserved for alumni in a reunion year—classes ending in a "2" or "7." Register for the event here. 

Alumni Weekend: Nature & Cities Panel

Dean Frederick Steiner moderates a discussion of panelists including Jose Alminana and Carol Franklin of Andropogon, Adrian Benepe of Trust for Public Land, Catherine Seavitt Nordenson from City College of New York and Richard Weller from PennDesign Landscape Architecture based on "Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning," published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.  "Nature and Cities" explores the economic, environmental and public health benefits of integrating nature more fully into cities and of linking ecological information to actions across many scales, communities and regions.
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