Nearly 300 Master’s and PhD degrees were presented on Monday afternoon under a sunlit tent on Meyerson Plaza at PennDesign’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Capping off a weekend’s worth of festivities that began on Friday with a reception for the Year End Show for design graduates, the ceremony was led by Dean and Paley Professor Fritz Steiner, who shared the podium with Dr. Mindy Fullilove, who gave the Commencement Address; alumnus and Overseer Mark Gardner (MArch’00), who congratulated gradates on behalf of the Board of Overseers; PennDesign Alumni Association President Stuart Mardeusz (MArch’95); and the department and graduate group chairs.
Landscape Architecture Lecturer Nicholas Pevzner was awarded the 2017 Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landsca
What now, landscape architecture?
LA+ is the interdisciplinary journal produced out of the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Karen Adhikari was working in Bhutan as an architect on restoration projects before coming to PennDesign.
Alumna Lisa Switkin is a Senior Principal at Field Operations.
Kordae Henry came to PennDesign after completing the Architecture and Environmental Design program at Morgan State University. He is currently working at MASS Design Group as an Associate Designer and is a creative director at JNTS.
LA+ is the interdisciplinary journal published by the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Over spring break, second year preservation students in Professor Randall Mason’s Pienza Seminar/Studio traveled to Tuscany, Italy for a week of fieldwork and site visits.
Landscape Architecture faculty member Maria Villalobos and partner Carla Urbina were unanimously awarded Venezuela’s National Prize of Architecture.
Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture.
In “Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-First Centuries,” Theodore Eisenman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, considers the research on physi