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

Harris Steinberg, FAIA
Executive Director
phone-215 573-8719; fax-215-573-9600
B.A., University of Pennsylvania;
M. Arch, University of Pennsylvania.
Steinberg is the founding director of PennPraxis, the applied research arm of the School of Design, and an adjunct associate professor of city and regional planning who teaches a second year graduate planning studio.

Bridget Keegan, AICP
Senior Planner
phone-215-898-6316; fax-215-573-9600
B.A. College of the Holy Cross;
Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Keegan has over ten years of professional planning experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.  Since joining PennPraxis, she has served as a project manager for a series of waterfront-related and open space related projects.  As project manager she has helped to develop site plans, land use plans, and implementation strategies for underutilized sites. Bridget brings a good deal of public involvement experience to the team.  Her work seeks to balance the needs of the community and the client and reflects strategic thinking about implementation needs.

Valerie L. Beulah

Administrative Coordinator
p-215.573.8720 f-215.573.9600
B.S., Spelman College
Beulah joined the Praxis team in March 2012.  She provides a wide range of support to the Executive Director of PennPraxis, to faculty who have practical or applied projects with external clients through Praxis, to the Senior Planners of Praxis, and to the Financial Manager of Grants and Contracts.


2014 Urban Research Associates:

Allison Gibson:; 215-746-3849

Ryan DeBold:; 215-573-8895