Landscape Architecture

Article by Bernard Spiegel, Title "No risk no play"
In LA+ RISK, Bernard Spiegal–an author and director of PLAYLINK, a multi-disciplinary practice focused on securing children and teenagers’ freedom to play in variety of settings–writes about the inevitability of risk in play.  
Imagined future Tokyo
Arianna Armelli’s model for Tokyo Landscape Futures, LARP 701 Option Studio with Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Christopher Marcinkoski, imagines a post-WWIII future, after North Korea has destroyed central Tokyo and an underground city has been developed as retreat from future threats. 
Richard Weller
Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of landscape architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S. in the latest report from DesignIntelligence.
Amy Freitag speaking at the 2015 symposium Urban Parks and the National Park Service of the Future

Amy Freitag speaking at the 2015 symposium Urban Parks and the National Park Service of the Future, organized by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

Alumna Amy Freitag (MLA’94, MSHP’94) has recently been appointed to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mayoral Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers.
Open edition of LA+ titled: America's Petrochemical Garden. By Billy Flemming
LA+ is the interdisciplinary journal published by the Department of Landscape Architecture.
'The Oval' in front of Philadelphia Art Museum on Ben Franklin Parkway
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Christopher Marcinkoski and Lecturer Megan Born (MLA, MArch’08), partners at PORT Urbanism, led a team including students and alumni Nick McClintock (MLA, MArch’16), Sean McKay (MLA’17), Nick Jabs (MLA’18), and Ao Zhong (MLA’18), along with Architecture Lecturer Josh Freese, in the design of an outdoor installation at Eakins Oval, the terminus of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Cover of AZURE magazine
PennDesign has been named the Top School for Landscape Architecture by AZURE magazine, Canada’s leading design publication.
Large recreation set up on Eakins Oval
Eakins Oval, a former parking lot hemmed in on all sides by at least four lanes of traffic, may seem like an unlikely place for a family-friendly public park.
Fountain and Light Display at Longwood Gardens

Photo: S. Markey courtesy Longwood Gardens

When Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden reopened this past spring after a two-year, $90 million restoration project, its 1,700 fountain jets and streams had a boost from several PennDesign alumni.
Map of section of pay area with opportunity areas noted.

From BIG-ONE-Sherwood’s proposal in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (Watch video)

If Hurricanes Harvey and Irma drove home the threats to coastal cities in the U.S. from climate change—and the role for designers and planners in disaster prevention and mitigation—there was good news this month about efforts to storm-proof the West Coast.
Winning Ross Pavilion design by wHY

Winning Ross Pavilion design by wHY

The interdisciplinary design firm wHY was recently named the winner of an international design competition for the Ross Pavillion in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rome Prize Winners 2017
Each year the American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. This year’s winners included PennDesign faculty and alumni: Architecture Lecturer Jonathan Scelsa and his partner Jennifer Birkeland were awarded the Mark Hampton Rome Prize for their project The Roman Roof-Scape, The Atrium as Landscape-Urban Infrastructure. Alumna Alison B. Hirsch and Aroussiak Gabrielan were awarded the Prince Charitable Trusts/Rolland Rome Prize for their work on Rome Real-and-Imagined: Cinematic Fictions and Future Landscapes. They were awarded the prize under the Landscape Architecture category.