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

Upcoming Web Chats & Webinars

  • Wednesday March 29th, 2017 from 6pm-7pm EDT: Financial Aid Webinar *You will need to pre-register for this webinar here
  • Tuesday April 4th, 2017 from 12noon-1pm EDT: Web Chat With Current Students *A link to join this web chat will be posted here 15 minutes prior to the start time*
  • Wednesday April 5th, 2017 from 6pm-7pm EDT: Web Chat With current Students *A link to join this web chat will be posted here 15 minutes prior to the start time*

Recordings From Past On-line Information Sessions

Past Open House Presentations

Transcripts of Previous Web Chats