Graduate Admissions

  • Meyerson Plaza

    Meyerson Plaza, where Friday Happy Hours are held when the weather is nice, also boasts an original Calder, "Jerusalem Stabile."
  • Meyerson Hall Studio

    With the beautiful views of the UPenn campus as inspiration, students work collaboratively and independently in our spacious studios. With work-tables, desks, and computers enough for everyone, our studios are the perfect match for long days and nights of hard work.
  • Meyerson Hall Studios

    In 2013, renovations began on the studios in Meyerson. Interior walls were removed, transforming the spaces into open studios and promoting interdisciplinary cross collaboration. Each of the new studio spaces have individually controlled ceiling-mounted projectors with sound speakers for use in studio crits and reviews.
  • Fisher Fine Arts Library

    The building designed by Frank Furness is the location for the Fisher Fine Arts Library.
  • Fisher Fine Arts Library

    The building boasts semi-circular arches supported by short polished stone columns, and foliated forms and grotesques typical of Victorian Romanesque architecture. Some of the gargoyles function as rain spouts.
  • Fisher Fine Arts Library

    With work in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, history of art, and fine arts, the Fisher Fine Arts Library collection is global in nature.
  • Architectural Archives

    At the core of the archives is a comprehensive assemblage of the developmental and working drawings, models, letters, and photographs by Louis I. Kahn. The Architectural Archives also houses the Kroiz exhibition gallery.
  • The Fabrication Lab, or Fab Lab, is comprehensively equipped for all phases of woodworking, metalworking, and digital fabrication and can inform a full range of techniques and materiality. The Lab is open and staffed seven days a week during the academic year
  • Fabrication Lab

    The Fab Lab serves as a practical laboratory extension of classroom theory. Every aspect of the Lab is fully staffed by well-trained and experienced professionals available at all times for assistance and individualized instruction.
  • Fabrication Lab

    The Fab Lab is equipped to accommodate the fabrication and design needs of the entire School of Design. Digital fabrication equipment includes CNC milling machines,
  • Laser Cutter

    three fully-staffed laser cutters, one 3D FDM printers, and two ProJet powder printers.
  • Fabrication Lab

    A machining center with two vertical mills and two engine lathes.
  • Vertical Mill

  • Morgan Building

    The Morgan Building, across the street from Meyerson Hall, houses the Department of Fine Arts office, studios, and the printmaking shop.
  • Morgan Building

    Painting Studio
  • MFA Welding

    Welding shop in the MFA studios
  • Studio - Franklin Annex

    Besides the Morgan Building, there are fine arts studios in the Franklin Annex and in the Duhring Wing.
  • Print Shop

    The printshop, located in the basement of the Morgan Building is a fully staffed studio for silk screen, letterpress, relief, monoprint, etching, drypoint, Riso, and photo-print processes.
  • Print Shop

    Letterpress
  • Printmaking Studio

  • Kelly Family Gates

    The gates opening to the courtyard of Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall incorporate bronze sculptures of hands and tools which relate to the making of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and clay. The gates' unique design captures the quirky spirit of the renowned artist Charles Addams, for whom the fine arts building is named.
  • Addams Hall

    The Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall is a state-of-the-art facility housing student works and studios for undergraduate architecture and fine arts students.
  • Addams Hall

    The Addams Hall Gallery is one of eight on-campus galleries.
  • Digital Video Lab

    The video facilities in Addams Hall include digital media studios and extensive photography, video and animation studios.
  • Photography Studio

    Photo resources include large-format archival digital inkjet printers, Hasselblad Flextight film scanner, a film recorder, medium and large format cameras, conventional wet photography labs, medium format digital Hasselblad, high resolution dslr cameras, and strobe kits.
  • Architectural Conservation Laboratory

    The Architectural Conservation Laboratory is devoted to training and research in the conservation of the built environment. This specialized facility provides a unique intellectual environment for those pursuing studies in architectural conservation and the history of building technology.
  • Architectural Conservation Laboratory

    The Laboratory encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration on contemporary issues related to the conservation of culturally signi´Čücant buildings, monuments, and sites throughout the world.
  • Computing at PennDesign

    Students in Addams and Meyerson Hall are provided with both Gigabit wired and wireless internet connection, as well as access to licenses for various software titles while on campus.
  • Computing at PennDesign

    PennDesign offers students access to both PC and Mac labs loaded with all course-required software, printers, scanners, plotters with varying paper types, and a large format scanner.

Virtual Tour

Can't make it to Philadelphia? Click on the images above to take a virtual tour of PennDesign or view our recorded webinars or webchat transcripts. We will be holding more webchats and webinars this fall, schedule tbd.