Landscape Architecture

Richard Weller reviewing with student
For the second consecutive year, PennDesign’s Richard Weller has been named one of the “Most Admired Educators” in landscape architecture in the latest annual report from DesignIntelligence. Weller is one of three faculty members at the School recognized for excellence since 2015.
Group in attendance

Photo William Cohen

May Boeve was a student at Middlebury College in Vermont when she started really thinking about climate change. And as her understanding of the scale of the threat evolved, so did her sense of how people could respond to it.
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.
A map from Richard Weller's 'Atlas for the End of the World'
Several PennDesign faculty, alumni, and students will be honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at the Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia next month.
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.