Landscape Architecture

Presentation at Therapeutic Landscape Symposium

Dell Upton speaking on therapeutic institutions.

PennDesign’s Therapeutic Landscape Symposium was an opportunity for people engaged in scholarship, design, and public health to reflect on the development of this complex and dynamic concept i

LA+ production team giving presentation
PennDesign’s new journal LA+ was launched last week with a glittering party at James Corner Field Operations in New York.
Penny White Project Fund

Joseph Watson, in collaboration with Mary Miller (GSD MLA I AP candidate), has been awarded a grant from the Harvard GSD Department of Landscape Architecture's Penny White Project Fund. 

Overhead view of Battery area with proposed project overlaid in yellow

The Big U is a protective system around Manhattan, driven by the needs and concerns of its communities. Stretching from West 57th street south to The Battery and up to East 42th street, the Big U protects 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.(rebuild by design)

Building on its successful work for Rebuild by Design in the aftermath of Storm Sandy,  PennDesign has launched a new seminar on the subjects of Resilience and Risk.

Rendering of Parklands Project.

From a shortlist of five teams (Snohetta, CMG, Olin and West 8) James Corner Field Operations will now proceed to design and facilitate the process of creating a new 13 acre park  at the foot of t

Thomas MacDonald paragliding in South Africa

Thomas MacDonald paragliding in South Africa during a studio trip

MLA student and PennDesign Ambassador Thomas MacDonald reflects on life at the School of Design in his blog, PennLand.

Image of earth with oceans colored white

Did you know that Earth Day began at PennDesign? April 22nd 1970 was the culmination of a week of related events celebrating emergent environmental consciousness conceived and organized by students in what was then the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Student on mountain overlooking clouds below

Western Ghats, India

Penn’s landscape studios travelled around the globe! This semester Penn landscape students travelled to Chicago, New Mexico, India and Chile. In Chicago students focused their attention on Goose Island and its future as an IT hub.

Eminent historian and Emeritus Professor at Penn, John Dixon Hunt, is delivering a suite of lectures to first year landscape students concerning North American landscape architecture in the 20th century.

Sign saying "Penn Design Spring 2015 Lecture Series"

PennDesign is pleased to begin the new year with the announcement our Spring 2015 Lecture Series, opening with