Landscape Architecture

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.
Maps and designs

Jacqueline Martinez, "The Plexus Spine of North Philly"

The 2014 ASLA Student Awards were announced in late September.
site visit at the Jersey Shore

LARP 701 Studio V (Umemoto/Cook): Megastructural Landscapes: The Jersey Shore

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
Worksite in Turkey
This summer I had an internship with Penn's Architectural Conservation Laboratory. I was in Yassıhöyϋk, Turkey working on three landscape architecture/preservation projects.