Graduate Admissions

  • Happy hour on Meyerson Plaza

  • Student Orientation

Get to Know Us

Introduce yourself here to receive news and other information about PennDesign. Missed our Open House on November 14? Contact your Department to arrange for a visit and meet with faculty and/or students. If you can't make it to Philadelphia, check out our virtual tour.

Meet Our Students

Shruthi Arvind, MCP
Shruthi's blog

Ryan Barnette, M.Arch

José Miguel Barría, MEBD

Daniel Cely, MSD in Advanced Architectural Design

Margaret Gerhart, M.Arch./MLA
Margaret's blog

Aimee Gilmore, MFA
Aimee's blog

Katrina Healy, MArch
Katrina's blog

Luis Jasso, MArch
Luis' blog

Katie Levesque, MSHP

Yuan Ma's blog from the fall semester abroad at the AA London

Evan Oxland, MSHP
Evan's blog

Nick Parisi, MLA

Karli Scott, MLA

Heryk R. Tomassini, MFA

Sarah Scott, MCP/MSHP

Past Student Blogs

  • Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki's Historic Preservation/Environmental Building Design blog
  • Ian Liu also blogged from London
  • Dongni Lu's Architecture blog
  • Alyssa Garcia's City Planning blog
  • Veronika Ortega's Landscape Architecture blog
  • Janice Kim blogged from London in the semester abroad program
  • Tom MacDonald's Landscape Architecture blog
  • Amrita Ghosh's MEBD blog
  • Grey Pierce's Historic Preservation blog
  • The student blog from AA London (semester abroad) - for the past four years

Meet Our Alumni

PennDesign Alumni - what they're up to! We checked in with a few of our graduates and invite you to hear what they are doing now, in their own words.

Preston Hull, MSHP'16

Casey Weisdock, MSHP'16

Joe Mester, MSHP'16

Angelina Jones, MSHP/MLA'16

Chieh Huang, MLA'15

Claire Laurence, MArch'15

Natessa Amin, MFA'15

Matthew DiScenna, MCP'15

Will Morgan, MCP'14

Xiufang Zhao, MEBD'14

Kyle O'Connor, MArch/MLA'13

Lindsey Gael, MCP'13

Christine Beckman, MSHP'13

JulieAnn Murphy, MSHP'13

Helena Zambrano, MEBD'12

Kelsey Halliday Johnson, MFA'12

Andrew McConnico, MLA'12

Erika Lindsey, MCP'10

PennDesign In Your Town

Not able to visit PennDesign? We may be coming to you! Check out the locations below and join us at one of these admissions events.

September 8

Idealist Graduate School Fair 
New York, NY

September 23

Cocktail Reception with PennDesign Alumni
Boston, MA

September 24

Boston Society of Architects
Architecture/Design College Fair
Boston, MA

October 14

NOMA Conference 
Los Angeles, CA

October 15

Chicago Architecture + Design College Day
Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

October 21

PennDesign in San Francisco
Catharine Clark Gallery
San Francisco, CA

October 22

Portfolio Day
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA

October 27

Seattle Meet and Greet
Mithun Firm
Seattle, Washington

October 30

Portfolio Day
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY

November 5 

Portfolio Day
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL         

November 12

Philadelphia Architecture + Design Fair
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

November 14 

PennDesign Open House
University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
Philadelphia, PA

Online Information Sessions

Every fall and spring semester we hold a number of online information sessions on specific topics. See the links below to watch recordings of sessions we've held in the past. We also host informal web chats with our current students and admissions staff. Transcripts from previous web chats are available below.

Recordings From Past On-line Information Sessions

Past Open House Presentations

Web Chats for Prospective Students

We will be holding a webinar discussing Life in Philadelphia for our prospective applicants on Wednesday, December 7th from 12 to 1 pm EST. This is a great opportunity to learn more about urban living and Philadelphia specifically, get answers to many common questions, and interact with current students and Admissions staff. Log in for a few minutes or stay for the whole hour! You should register for the webinar here.

Transcripts of Previous Web Chats