Landscape Architecture

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. 
Pieces from terrains of wetness: printmaking and making landscape
The pop-exhibition in the Meyerson Lower Gallery curated selected works from a workshop this spring titled terrains of wetness: printmaking and making landscape co-caught by Anu Mathur and Matt Neff to cultivate what they refer to as ‘a watery imagination’.
Sarah and Rivka held a final installation and performance at Meyerson Hall in April. Photo: Wes Chiang.

Sarah and Rivka held a final installation and performance at Meyerson Hall in April. Photo: Wes Chiang.

Civilians are legally barred from crossing the border. So the students “traversed” it, traveling the length of the border on either side, cataloging the terrain, collecting oral histories, and carrying out simultaneous actions. They capped off the research with a performance and exhibition at PennDesign in April.
Jeff Goodell
Jeff Goodell, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, spoke to a capacity crowd last month in Meyerson Hall. The book, which took Goodell from Miami to Lagos to the Arctic Circle over the course of two-and-a-half years of reporting, provided the foundation for his talk, which was presented as the inaugural lecture for The Ian L. McHarg Center, a new think tank on urbanism and ecology at PennDesign.
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.
The Weiss/Manfredi team, 2018 National Design Award Winners for Architecture

The Weiss/Manfredi team, 2018 National Design Award Winners for Architecture

The National Design Awards, which have been given since 2000, are intended to “celebrate design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world,” and are bestowed are “in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.”
Graduate Research Fellow Clay Gruber participating in the December Global Shifts Workshop 

Graduate Research Fellow Clay Gruber participating in the December Global Shifts Workshop 

Gruber’s work looks at how the built environment could be designed to anticipate a world where much more work is automated. The question that drives his thesis, entitled 21st Century Boomtown: How can design intelligence be integrated into an increasingly automated and migratory 21st-century labor force? 
Landscape Architecture Studio Mid Reviews under way
Landscape Architecture Studio Mid Reviews are well under way here in Meyerson! Here's a glimpse at two of our studios.

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