Get to Know Us
Introduce yourself here to receive news and other information about PennDesign. Our Open House was held on November 13. If you missed it, you are still welcome to visit the School. Contact your department to set up a tour and/or meeting. If you can't make it to Philadelphia, check out our virtual tour. An Open House for admitted and waitlisted candidates will be held at the end of March. More information will be sent out when notification letters are available in mid-March.
Meet Our Students
Ryan Barnette, M.Arch
Emily Goldstein, MCP
Zachery Hammaker, MCP/MLA
Aishwarya Katta, MEBD
Katie Levesque, MSHP
Andrew Matia, M.Arch
Santiago Preciado, HSPV
Deon Provost, MUSA
Mariana Righi, MSD:AAD
Carolina Schultz, MArch/MLA
Sarah Scott, MCP/MSHP
Xinxin Shen, MLA
Heryk R. Tomassini, MFA
Meet Our Alumni
PennDesign Alumni - what they're up to! We checked in with a few of our graduates and invite you to hear what they are doing now, in their own words.
Preston Hull, MSHP'16
Casey Weisdock, MSHP'16
Joe Mester, MSHP'16
Angelina Jones, MSHP/MLA'16
Chieh Huang, MLA'15
Claire Laurence, MArch'15
Natessa Amin, MFA'15
Matthew DiScenna, MCP'15
Will Morgan, MCP'14
Xiufang Zhao, MEBD'14
Kyle O'Connor, MArch/MLA'13
Lindsey Gael, MCP'13
Christine Beckman, MSHP'13
JulieAnn Murphy, MSHP'13
PennDesign In Your Town
Not able to visit PennDesign? We may be coming to you! Check out the locations below and join us at one of these admissions events.
Idealist Graduate School Fair
New York, NY
Boston Society of Architects
Architecture/Design College Fair
SUNY-ESF Graduate and Professional School Fair
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cornell Graduate School Day
Binghamton Graduate School Fair
State University of New York, Binghamton University
Syracuse Grad School Fair
Cocktail Reception with Alumni
San Francisco, CA
Chicago Architecture + Design College Day
ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia Architecture + Design Fair
Temple University, Tyler School of Art
San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day
San Francisco, CA
Cedar Crest College and DeSales University Graduate School Fair*
Cedar Crest College, Hamilton Boulevard Building
*Students attending any of the six Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College) are invited to attend this event.
New York Graduate Portfolio Day
New York, NY
Howard Graduate School Fair
Chicago Graduate Portfolio Day
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
CSU Channel Islands
PennDesign Open House
University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
Austin Graduate Portfolio Day
Online Information Sessions
Every fall and spring semester we hold a number of online information sessions on specific topics. We also host informal web chats with our current students and admissions staff. Instructions on how to join the web chats and webinars will be posted here 15 minutes before they begin. Transcripts from previous web chats and past online information sessions can be found below.
- Our Financial Aid Webinar was held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. The recorded session can be viewed here.
Upcoming Web Chats
- Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 6pm-7pm EDT.
Recordings From Past Online Information Sessions
Past Open House Presentations
- Career Services and Professional Development, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
- Diversity and Inclusion, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
- Information Session on Financial Aid, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
- International Student Session, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
- Philadelphia: We're More Than Just Cheesesteaks!, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
- Architecture Overview, presented at Open House on March 26, 2018.
Transcripts of Previous Web Chats
- Web Chat Transcript 4-5-2018
- Web Chat Transcript 3-29-2018
- Web Chat Transcript 3-22-2018
- Web Chat Transcript 11-30-2017
- Web Chat Transcript 11-06-2017
- Web Chat Transcript 04-05-2017
- Web Chat Transcript 04-04-2017
- Web Chat Transcript 11-18-2016
- Web Chat Transcript 11-16-2016
- Web Chat Transcript 10-18-2016