Landscape Architecture

Rendering of proposed redevelopment work showing streetscape improvements
Two teams of Penn students received honorable mentions in the highly competitive 2020 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Hines Student Competition.
Rendering of proposed redevelopment work showing streetscape improvements
Last spring, PennPraxis was hired by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission to collaborate on the creation of a 25-year plan for the Lehigh Valley. A team of student and alum Design Fellows led by Ellen Neises, adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture and executive director of PennPraxis, produced a series of designs that would enhance the region’s ecological health and quality of life.
Night view of trees with flames rising from behind
In a two-week studio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Richard Weller is asking students to repurpose Sydney’s Centennial Park for a specific set of endangered species.
Portrait of Susan Maxman at AIA Philadelphia Awards
Alum Susan Maxman was among multiple faculty members and graduates of the Weitzman School honored on December 5 at the AIA Philadelphia Annual Awards, which marked the culmination of AIA Philadelphia’s 150th anniversary year.
Rendering of garden design by Weller

Image: courtesy Robert Cameron, Cristina E. Ramalho and Julian Bolleter

"With Australia’s population set to almost double by 2066, the handwringing over increased density and sprawl will only increase. Yet these circumstances offer architects and urban planners an opportunity for courageous creativity.
Illustration of Frederick Law Olmstead and text "Central Park and Landscape's Ongoing imaginary"

Illustration by Nikki Chang (MLA’19)

The latest issue of LA+, the Weitzman School’s award-winning interdisciplinary published by the Department of Landscape Architecture, documents the winners of last year's international competition to redesign New York's Central Park. In an essay excerpted here, “Central Park and Landscape’s Ongoing Imaginary,” Julia Czerniak explores the entries through the lens of Central Park design history.
Oval on Ben Franklin Parkway with event going on

PORT, The Oval+, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018. Image courtesy PORT.

PORT, the Chicago- and Philadelphia-based firm co-founded by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Christopher Marcinkoski, has received a 2020 Emerging Voices award from The Architectural League of New York. The firm's work includes The Oval+ in Philadelphia, the Lakeview Low-Line in Chicago, and the Knoxville, Tennessee, Battlefield Loop.
Article titled “Sheikh-Down: Placemaking in Dubai”
In this excerpt from LA+VITALITY, the interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture from the Weitzman School, Julian Bolleter explores issues that are encountered when placemaking’s narrative of equality of access is translated wholesale from the western, democratic contexts from which the placemaking movement emerged, to “foreign” contexts such as Dubai. Bolleter teaches urban design at the University of Western Australia.
Posters designed by students for Green New Deal projects show various landscapes
Over the course of the fall 2019 semester, Weitzman students added their voices to the public discussion on climate change adaptation and infrastructure, as part of an interdisciplinary Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning studio called Designing a Green New Deal: The Spatial Politics of Our Response to Climate Change. 
Diagram of plan to compost corpses and grow apple for cider
Weitzman students Katie Pitstick and Rosa Zedek, both candidates for the Master of Landscape Architecture, won the Extreme Design Challenge at the annual conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), held from November 15 – 18 in in San Diego.
Landscapes in Process 2018-2019
The Landscapes in Process series is an annual publication of work undertaken in design studios, lectures and seminars as well as student awards, faculty news and list of graduates. Process 23 showcases the work of students from the school year 2018-2019. 
Close up of Calder sculpture with school of design building in the background
The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design welcomes applications for two assistant professor positions to offer graduate-level instruction in landscape architecture design studios and other courses.