Graduate Admissions

No matter what your interests are Philadelphia usually has something going on for your entertainment. Did you know that we Philadelphians have one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation?! Yep, it’s true.

The Integrated Product Design program (IPD) is a joint initiative between us here at PennDesign, Engineering and Wharton. This winter the program partnered with IDe Global in their travels to Guatemala to understand the needs of coffee farmers.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has approached Pamela Hawkes and Michael Henry, PennDesign Historic Preservation faculty, for guidance on how to conserve O’Keeffe’s home and studio in New Mexico.

Holy smokes is it warm out there today! It is the middle of winter and it is 58 degrees- I can’t wait to go outside on my lunch break! I know that weather is different from climate but I can’t help but think of global warming on a day like today.

We are busy reviewing applications and want to take a minute to remind you that if you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, including Federal loans and work-study, you should submit your financial aid application by February 15.

Congratulations on submitting your application! We are VERY excited to start reviewing all of them and hope that you get the red stamp above!

Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona (Photo: Nicholas Schwarzkopf)

For the next five years our Historic Preservation program will be studying and preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West. This partnership will also provide students with the opportunity to pursue internships graduate studios and seminars related to Wright.

You all know that we here at PennDesign love our Friday Happy Hours! Tomorrow’s Happy Hour will be extra special for our students because we are hosting our 1st Annual PennDesign Badminton Tournament! 25 teams will compete for cash prizes. This is going to be a lot of fun!  

Hannah Bennett, the Director of the Fisher Fine Arts Library, has been working on a somewhat peculiar project. Ed Bacon, an urban planner who helped shape Philadelphia, donated a ton of photographs to UPenn before he passed away in 2005.

Artist: Loveis Wise

We were delighted to see Philadelphia based artist Loveis Wise's artwork featured as the ‘googledoodle’ that portrays Sojourner Truth outside of the courthouse where she sued her former slave owner for the freedom of her son. Truth won.

We are sorry that we have not been blogging very often lately. We are incredibly busy processing applications and answering your emails but we had to take a quick break to let you know that City Planning alumna Julie Bender will be competing on Jeopardy tonight.

We Philadelphians know all about the Reading Terminal Market. For many of us it is our go-to spot for all sorts of delicious foods. Our beloved market has been around since 1893…yes 126 years! Not only that but it offers fresh meat, produce, cheese, seafood and my favorite- baked goods!