PennPraxis is the applied research arm of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, providing opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on real-world projects.  PennPraxis projects have had positive impacts globally and nationally, as well as in our backyard of Philadelphia.  PennPraxis celebrated its 10th anniversary year in 2011/2012.

Penn Praxis is celebrating a decade of projects.


The mission of PennPraxis is to extend design excellence and innovation beyond the classroom
and into the community.

Praxis Projects

PennPraxis has worked on over 60 projects since its founding in 2001.

Contact PennPraxis

Contact information for PennPraxis staff


PennPraxis is a Penn-affiliated non-profit with a board chaired by the Dean of the School of Design.

Get Involved

PennPraxis encourages engagement with design, planning and development, both from within the School of Design at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania and in the community-at-large.


PennPraxis' staff supports its faculty - student collaborations as well as its civic engagement and planning projects.

News and Media Coverage

Links to coverage of PennPraxis projects.