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.
The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery hosts a variety programs each year including student exhibitions, film series’, collaborative events with outside institutions and special exhibitions featuring visiting artists.
PennDesign provides 24 hour access to multiple PC and Mac labs to the PennDesign community.
The Fabrication Lab serves as a practical laboratory extension of classroom theory. The lab is equipped for all phases of woodworking, metalworking, and machining, as well as digital fabrication with CNC routing, laser cutting, and 3D FDM printing.
The mission of the Financial Administration Office (FAO) is to develop, promote, and guide best business practices for how PennDesign faculty, staff, and students should conduct financial transactions within the University.
The building boasts semi-circular arches supported by short polished stone columns, and foliated forms and grotesques typical of Victorian Romanesque architecture. Some of the gargoyles function as rain spouts.
The Graduate Student Center is here to ensure that you find a stimulating intellectual and social community of students and scholars from across Penn’s twelve schools. We also want to help you understand the sometimes challenging world of Penn.
Graduate students have 24 hour access to their own dedicated studios.
Founded in 1963 by PennDesign Dean G. Holmes Perkins as part of the University of Pennsylvania, the ICA has developed an international reputation as a preeminent venue for contemporary art and culture. ICA exhibitions have aimed to bring under-recognized artists to the attention of the broader world. A non-collecting museum, ICA is also one of the only kunsthalles in America.
The Fine Arts Department collaborates in public programming and collaborative projects with many of the art institutions in the city of Philadelphia.
The Center advances energy productivity by reframing the relationship between research and practice in support of policy innovation.
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is a university-wide, interdisciplinary institute at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to urban research, education, and civic engagement.
The PennDesign Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects serves as a link between Penn students, the ASLA, and the professional landscape community. The organization hosts visiting speakers and scholars, career and skill development seminars, and social events throughout the academic year.
PennPraxis is the outreach, practice and professional arm of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, PennPraxis is committed to public service.
The photography resources include conventional wet labs, high-level digital photography studios, large-format archival inkjet printers, Hasselblad Flextight film scanners, and private studios.
The facility provides a mixed media environment where students can move between digital and manual image making, collaborating with writers, printmakers, designers, scholars, and others with an interest in printing.

Real Estate Club Tour of new skyscraper construction in Philadelphia, 2016.

The PennDesign Real Estate Club provides a platform for mentoring, speakers, panels, site visits, resume promotion and career strategizing.
The PennDesign Alumni Association endeavors to provide guidance to graduates of our programs. As part of this goal, the Board of the PDAA compiled this list of career resources for graduates.
The sculpture facilities provide dynamic workspaces for students working in three-dimension design, fabrication and related media.

The Student Planning Association -- SPA -- is a student-led advocacy and social group meant for students of City Planning at PennDesign. As a peer-elected organization, our main purpose is to advocate on the behalf of CPLN students, both within the department and the School of Design. We are also responsible for department-wide, student lead social events and other student-oriented activities.

The Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is devoted to training and research in the conservation of the built environment. This specialized facility provides a unique intellectual environment for those pursuing studies in architectural conservation and the history of building technology.
Fine Art Majors are assigned shared studio spaces the summer prior to their senior year. The studio spaces accommodate students working in animation, design, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture and video.
The video labs are equiped with professional broadcast monitors, Premiere, Avid, the Adobe Creative Suite, Protools, Logic Pro and additional plug-ins and tools for post-production.
Welding Studio
Graduate students have access to a studio with welding and metal work. This is located in one of the three graduate studio buildings. Additional metal working fabrication is available in the PennDesign fabrication lab.