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Press Releases

University of Pennsylvania School of Design Welcomes New Faculty Members in Architecture, City and Regional Planning, and Fine Arts

PennDesign welcomes five new members of the standing faculty, subject to University approval. They are: Masoud Akbarzadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture; Michelle Lopez, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts; Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning; and Lisa Servon, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning. Joining the faculty on January 1, 2017 is Allison Lassiter, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning.
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Four PennDesign Faculty Members and Alumni Earn Prestigious Pew Center Grants

Philadelphia—University of Pennsylvania School of Design faculty members
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Announcing the Publication of LA+TYRANNY

Philadelphia—The University of Pennsylvania Schoo
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Clementine Gilbert, Adriana Vazquez, Sujay Suresh and Allie Looney Awarded $50,000 2016 iDesign Prize

On Monday night the 2016 iDesign Prize was awarded to University of Pennsylvania Integrated Product Design students Clementine Gilbert, Adriana Vazquez, and Allie Looney, and Engineering and Applied Science student Sujay Suresh.
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Architect Thom Mayne to Speak at PennDesign’s 2016 Commencement Exercises

PHILADELPHIA—Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, today announced that Thom Mayne
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Penn MFA Thesis Exhibition Set for May 12–20, 2016 in Los Angeles

May 12–20, 2016
MAMA Gallery, 1242 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles
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Announcing the 2016 iDesign Prize Championship

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Compete for $50,000 and Mentoring from the Integrated Product Design Program
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Zaha

"It must never have occurred to Zaha Hadid to be anything other than an original — an original in her bold sense of self, in her inclination to defeat convention, in her determination to overwrite the norm, in her playful designs, in her exceptional architecture, and in her remark
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PennDesign Dean Marilyn Taylor on Zaha Hadid

We’re shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Zaha Hadid. She was an amazing woman and an extraordinary architect whose elegant and awesome works bring inspiration and delight to the sites and places they command.
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Praxis Dialogues: Arts and Culture

Philadelphia—On April 11, 2016, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present the next installment of 
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Frederick Steiner Named Dean of PennDesign

Frederick “Fritz” Steiner will be the next dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, effective July 1. 
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University of Pennsylvania School of Design Announces Spring 2016 Lecture Series

From January 14 - June 11, 2016, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents more than 40 lectures, panels and symposia exploring the transformative power of art and design.
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