Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA

Adjunct Assistant Professor
City & Regional Planning


B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.Arch, University of Pennsylvania

Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, is the founding executive director of PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design whose mission is to foster faculty and student collaboration on real world projects across the five disciplines of the school: architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation and fine arts.

From 2003 until 2006, Harris was the Director of the Center for Innovation in Affordable Housing Design. He was a lecturer at PennDesign from 1998 to 2003 and an adjunct assistant Professor in PennDesign's Architecture Department from 2003 to 2006.

Harris' professional experience includes work at Venturi Raunch Scott Brown and Geddes Brecher Qualis Cunningham. He was the founding partner of Steinberg & Schade Architects and Steinberg & Stevens Architects.

His most recent project, Creating a Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, has brought more than four thousand Philadelphians together to build a vision plan for seven miles of Philadelphia's Delaware riverfront. His prior civic engagement work includes the 2003 Penn's Landing Forums with the Philadelphia Inquirer and the 2006 casino forum with the Philadelphia Daily News. The riverfront vision plan was released this November 2007.


Harris has had chapters in Rebuilding Urban Places after Disaster, The Deliberative Democracy Handbook, and The Sustainable City II: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability. His articles appear regularly in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Architect, and City Space. He has been published in the Wharton Real Estate Review, Architectural Record, and Mid-Atlantic Construction.


Mr. Steinberg oversees a second year studio.