Landscape Architecture

Close up of Kensington wish gallery
We were only about an hour into the project when I found myself holding the corner of a 10x10 popup tent that was the leaky roof of our makeshift photo studio in a torrential downpour.
New faculty members at PennDesign
With the new Academic Year, PennDesign welcomes four new members of the standing faculty, subject to University approval; Dean Steiner has also named Megan Ryerson associate dean for research.
Wildlife Road Crossing, Michael Van Valkenburg and Associates, 2010, among the projects to be featured in the exhibition ‘Design With Nature Now‘

Photo courtesy Yukon to Yellowstone Conservation Initiative

Over $500,000 in competitive grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage will support new initatives by PennDesign and its faculty to study and expand the practice of design in the 21st century.
Alumna Carol Franklin accepts the LAF Award

Photo courtesy LAF

On May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) hosted two events to showcase and celebrate leading-edge thinking and achievements in landscape architecture and sustainability: the LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium and the 2018 LAF Awards Dinner.
Rendering by Xan Lillehei
A fall studio for second-year Landscape Architecture students focused on helping to shape the future of the Highlands region. Now, one town in New York is using the students' work to help secure funding for waterfront revitalization. 
PennDesign’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony, Irvine Auditorium
“As PennDesign alumni, you assume new responsibility, and unsurpassed opportunity, to shape our future," Dean Fritz Steiner told the graduating class. The commencement speech was delivered by Oberlin College Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics David W. Orr. Billie Faircloth, a partner at KieranTimberlake, spoke at the awards ceremony. 
Sir Peter Cook, Founder of Archigram
PennDesign’s Fall 2018 Lecture Series brings more than 30 of the world’s leading architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, and preservationists to Philadelphia. They’ll offer perspective on architecture as a catalyst, the politics of modern memorials, the impact of LGBTQ history on historic preservation, and more.
LA+ WILD. Article by environmental historian Steve Pyne. Image by Karen Wattenmaker.
LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) explores landscape architecture's interdisciplinary potential, bringing readers a rich collection of contemporary thinkers and designers in two lavishly illustrated print issues annually.
Central Park, New York, as imagined by LA+ Journal following an eco-terrorist attack

Rendering: Claire Hoch

PennDesign’s interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture, LA+ , is seeking submissions from landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers for the LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition.
Cover of "The Landscape Imagination. Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010"
Penn Today reached out to faculty and staff all over campus to share their picks for the summer.
Poster for "Pew Fellows of the Week: An interview with landscape architects Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha"
Mathur, Professor of Landscape Architecture, and da Cunha talk about coming to the field of landscape architecture, their approach to bringing together ressearch and design, and more.
Faculty member David Gouverneur (second from left), PennDesign Dean Fritz Steiner (right), and students in the interdisciplinary studio
In a country known for biodiversity and tourism, students brought a critical eye to patterns of settlement and urbanization.