Facilities & Resources
Architecture Center (AIA NY)
Founded in 1867, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals -- public outreach, professional development and design excellence.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in art, architecture and design.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA)
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education.
Architecture Student Gallery
The Architecture Student Gallery collects the course descriptions and student work produced in design studios and many courses in the graduate program. The gallery provides an opportunity to explore the creative work of Penn students through images, texts, animations and videos.
The National Building Museum (Washington)
The National Building Museum is America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture profession dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value and improving the quality of the built environment.
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
To promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice, to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines, to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration, to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA)
As one of the world's most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA has had an active Web presence for over nine years (a very long time, when measured in Internet time). During this period we have redesigned our site twice, always with the idea that a museum such as ours should continually strive to improve the ways in which it serves a diverse public.
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture.
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Two equally important responsibilities comprise the mission of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards: to work together as a council of member boards to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to assist member boards in carrying out their duties.
Penn-Tsinghua TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies
The mission of the center is to develop new knowledge, tools, processes, techniques and continuing education for professionals involved in building energy and technology.
PennDesign Black Student Alliance
In 2005, the Black Student Alliance was formed by a group of engaged students that desired to devise a mechanism for support and dialogue. The organization's goal is to have students, professionals, and academics examine the nexus between race and practice, recognizing the effects of design on black communities.
All About Skyscrapers Database
An organization geared toward educating the public and furthering their interest in skyscrapers. Also the creator of the AASkyscrapers rules guide (www.aasrules.com), which is used in the architectural community by both companies and individuals to effectively measure the heights of buildings.
Van Alen Institute
The mission of Van Alen Institute is to improve the design of the public realm.
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