Community Partners

Social impact is at the heart of PennDesign’s identity. Since the School’s founding over 125 years ago, PennDesign students and faculty members have joined forces with leading cultural, philanthropic and social service organizations in Philadelphia and beyond to improve people’s lives through through the arts and design.

Read about current collaborations on the PennDesign News blog.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Center for Architecture + Design, Philadelphia
Center for Health Care Innovation at Penn Medicine
Cultural Landscape Foundation
Delaware Valley Green Building Council 

Egyptian Ministry of Culture
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Friends of 40th Street
Fringe Arts
The George Nakashima House
The Getty Foundation
Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia
Knight Foundation
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Landscape Architecture Foundation
Lombard Central Presbyterian Church 
Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center
Mural Arts
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Australia
National Organization of Minority Architects, Philadelphia Conference
National Park Service
North Philly Peace Park
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission
Rebel Ventures
Russel Wright Design Center
School of Veterinary Medicine
School of Conservation, TEI of Athens
Southeast by Southeast
Urban Land Institute
Vitra Museum
The Wharton School
William Penn Foundation
World Monuments Fund