Facilities and Resources

Opening Fall 2017, PennDesign’s Robotics Lab supports work by the Autonomous Manufacturing Lab.

The Advanced Research & Innovation Lab (ARI) brings together the combined expertise of PennDesign faculty members with state-of-the art fabrication, measurement and modeling technologies.
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
Animation resources include computer labs with Wacom tablets, 2D and 3D animation and compositing applications such as Mudbox, Maya, Matchmover, 3ds Max, Premiere, Aftereffects, TV Paint, Flash, and others. DSLR cameras, lighting and grip equipment, sound recording and editing equipment are used wth Dragonframe software for stop-motion animation.
The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania preserves the works of more than 400 designers from the 17th century to the present.
With the beautiful views of the UPenn campus as inspiration, students work collaboratively and independently in our spacious studios. With work-tables, desks, and computers enough for everyone, our studios are the perfect match for long days and nights of hard work.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning. Acting together, the ACSP member school faculty are able to express their shared commitments to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development.
The Alumni Education Office partners with Career Services to offer a wide array of professional development seminars and workshops exclusively for alumni.
There are a wealth of career services opportunities and resources available to Penn Design students, including Individual Advising, Web Resources Tailored for PennDesign, Career Connection Day, Workshops and Panels, and many others.
The Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML) specializes in spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. CML supports spatial research, policy analysis, and web-based applications of value to investigators across Penn and various communities around the world.
The Center for Environmental Building & Design is a faculty research unit at the School of Design dedicated to improving the environmental future of contemporary buildings and cities.
PennDesign's Center for Research on Preservation and Society studies the relationships between historic preservation and contemporary social dynamics—particularly city planning, economic development, urban design and the interpretation of cultural values.
The ceramics facilities are equipped for wheel throwing, hand building, mold making and casting, and for work ranging from functional ware to sculptural and architectural projects.