Norman Day started as an Associate Professor of Architecture and City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Fine Arts, and in 1968 became the Chairman of the Urban Design Program. Day's research included an extensive analysis of the methodology of metropolitan planning which resulted in the influential publication, Metropolitan Plan Making. In addition to his teaching, Day served as a consultant to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the director of Kling Partnership, and a partner of Kopple Sheward & Day. He returned to private practice under the name Norman Day Associates, and in January 2002 he joined his firm with McCormick, Taylor & Associates.
This collection is the primary archive of the professional work of Norman Day. The collection comprises planning reports, teaching and administrative files, biographical materials and teaching slides.