PennDesign In Review - May 2012

Tue. 1 May

A look at what's coming up at the School of Design.

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Two Rome Prizes for PennDesign

The American Academy in Rome has named Randall Mason, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and Karen M'Closkey, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, as winners of the 116th annual Rome Prize Competition. The prestigious fellowship recognizes the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities - Read More.

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Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities

The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania (Fels) has named a cross-disciplinary team, including Masters of Architecture 2012 Candidates Evan Litvin and Lea Oxenhandler, as the winner of its third annual Fels Public Policy Challenge. The winning idea is focused on transforming nine vacant school properties into vibrant community hubs. - Read More.

REVEAL: The 2012 Year End Show

At its best, design has the capacity to be a revelatory act, shedding light upon truths which would otherwise remain unknown. Join PennDesign on May 11 as we REVEAL the truths unearthed throughout the 2011-2012 academic year at Year End Show, a celebration of studio and course work. - Read More

faculty news

  Stephen Kieran, Laurie Olin, and Susan Weiler to discuss US Embassy (London) and Dilworth Plaza
  John Milner and Christina Carter examine a rebirth for the historic Lazaretto
  Freefall, paintings by Jackie Tileston, opens in Dallas
  Studio led by Matthias Hollwich rethinks the urban prison
  Six exhibitions by Terry Adkins inspired by Hendrix
  James Timberlake's elegant glass pavilion for James A. Michener Art Museum

faculty news

  Lily Jencks, MLA/MArch'09 profiled in the Wall Street Journal
  Theresa Williamson, PhD'04 calls out missed opportunities in Rio in NYTimes Op-Ed
  Charles Dagit, Jr., BArch'67/MArch'68 wins AIA Pennsylvania Gold Medal of Distinction
  Nate Echeverria, MCP'11, launches financing platform with a community twist

Healing Gardens at John Hopkins by Susan Weiler, MLA'83

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events calendar

May 10
MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening
May 11
REVEAL: Year End Show Opening
May 12
PennPraxis@10—with Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Alex Kierger, Ken Greenberg, and Inga Saffron
May 12
Designing the US Embassy (London) + Dilsworth Plaza—with Laurie Olin, Susan Weiler, and Stephen Kieran
May 13
PennDesign Awards Ceremony—with Barton Myers, MArch'64
May 14
PennDesign Commencement—with Ken Greenberg, architect and urban designer
May 24
DIRT Launch - Van Alen Institute New York
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