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 is a 501(c) 3 non-profit which enables faculty and student collaboration at PennDesign.  PennPraxis has also worked with faculty and students from other schools of design in past projects.  Faculty, students and members of the public can participate in projects in various ways:

  • Faculty/student proposed projects: Faculty members and students may propose projects to PennPraxis and work with staff to develop necessary organizational, fiduciary and budgetary tracking systems to successfully manage projects.  Interested students and faculty should contact Executive Director Harris Steinberg at
  • Student interns: PennPraxis regularly needs interns to work on grant-funded projects.  Students are selected according to discipline and interests relevant to the needs of specific projects.  Interested students should send a resume and expression of interest to
  • Members of the public: Many PennPraxis projects involve civic engagement and invite public input into design and planning.  Those interested in participating in planning processes, sponsored either by PennPraxis or other organizations, should regularly check PlanPhilly’s events listings.

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