Alumni Events

Join us for the following upcoming events.

THE LANDSCAPE IMAGINATION: Celebrating 100 Years of Landscape Architecture at Penn

Please join Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor and Professor & Chairman Richard J. Weller on April 24th in the Fisher Fine Arts Library for a gala event to celebrate the centenary of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

To mark the occasion, we are launching a new book by Professor James Corner, MLA’86 HOM’96The Landscape Imagination, and honoring his Chairmanship of the program from 2000-2012.

Along with signed copies of The Landscape Imagination, the book Transects, which tells the story of the landscape program at Penn, and new publications from faculty and students will be available for purchase.

Don't miss this historic occasion!

Thursday, April 24th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dress: Evening/Cocktail

Kindly RSVP by April 14: thelandscapeimagination.eventbrite.com

 

TOUR OF FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Join the Penn Club of New York for a fun excursion and guided tour of the Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, May 10! A memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the park celebrates the Four Freedoms as pronounced in his famous 1941 State of the Union speech: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. It is the only memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York.

Designed by Louis I. Kahn, AR'24, HON'71--who is considered to be one of the most important architects of the twentieth century--the park boasts several notable historical and artistic features, such as a bust of Roosevelt by sculptor Jo Davidson, as well as a number of interesting optical illusions that will be discussed throughout the tour. Please note that Bill Whitaker, the curator and collections manager of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, will also be at the event to tell you more about Louis Kahn’s contribution to the park.

This event $29 per person (children under 12 are free). The guided tour will last approximately one hour. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic to make a day trip out of the event. Please note reservations become final sale on Tuesday, May 6th at noon.

Saturday, May 10
2:00PM
1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, New York, NY 10044

Advanced registration is required. To register, please visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/ffpalumnitour


PENNDESIGN ALUMNI WEEKEND 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Year End Show Opening and Happy Hour

Meyerson Hall Patio and Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th Street
Join PennDesign students, Faculty, Staff and fellow alumni to celebrate another successful academic year. The Year End Show will exhibit work by students from all the departments at PennDesign.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Noon - 1:30PM
Alumni Lunch

Plaza between Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, and the Furness Building
This Alumni Weekend, PennDesign is happy to be hosting an Alumni Lunch for all PennDesign alumni, with tables reserved for all five year reunion classes. The lunch will be held at noon on Saturday, May 17th on the plaza between Meyerson Hall and the Furness Building. During lunch, students representing each discipline will share their experiences during their PennDesign career.

Advanced registration is required for lunch. Please click HERE to register.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm
OLIN Tour of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(We will provide bus transportation from Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. The bus will return guests to Meyerson Hall.)

Join PennDesign for a tour of landscape architecture projects created by OLIN on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Laurie Olin, Lucinda Sanders, MLA'89 and Susan Weiler, MLA'83, Partners at OLIN, will be leading the tour

Advanced registration is required. To register for the OLIN tour, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations Janhavi Chandra at jchandra@design.upenn.edu.