Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation
“Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation” is the start of a rousing new conversation about design in historic cities, using Philadelphia as a point of departure. Curated by Brian Phillips and supported by Design Philadelphia and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the event mixes thinkers including PennDesign’s Enrique Norten, Mark Alan Hughes and Randall Mason in conversation about bringing designers and preservationists together - Read More
TC Chan Center to Host UN Symposium
On October 27 and 28, the T.C. Chan Center will host the United Nations Environmental Program – Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) Symposia at Penn. Organized by Ali Malkawi, this event will bring together notable speakers from around the world to share knowledge on current events, technology, and policy to promote sustainable building practices on a regional and global scale. - Read More.
Monumental: Philadelphia's City Hall
At the time of its construction, Philadelphia City Hall was a monumental feat of artistic, technological and civic will. On homecoming weekend, PennDesign's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation presents a three-day Symposium to look at the extensive efforts to rehabilitate and restore City Hall. Featuring the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and Professor Michael Lewis of Williams College as keynote speakers- Read More.