Office of Operations and Planning

The Office of Operations and Planning is charged to manage, administer, oversee, and troubleshoot the daily operations and activities of the six campus buildings and three satellite sites that comprise PennDesign. They Office staff are directly responsible for the following:

  • Tasked to ensure effective and efficient operations in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Develops and implement new policies and procedures to improve operations.
  • Acts as a liaison with Facilities Services and other university offices.
  • Responsible for trouble shooting and supervising all interior and exterior work such as plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, carpentry, and housekeeping.
  • Corresponds with and responds to inquiries from faculty, staff, students, and outside vendors and contractors.
  • Manages space planning, including office, studio, and exhibition space assignments.
  • Maintains Master Calendar for all exhibition and review spaces.
  • Plans and coordinates special projects and annual events including Commencement, Awards Ceremony, Open House, Career Services Day, and numerous other PennDesign sponsored events.
  • Chief Safety and Security Officer for the school, managing all fire, security, and safety inspections on a routine basis while administering life and health safety policies.

The Director of Design and Construction is also responsible for project management of new construction. Responsibilities include direction of all interior and exterior renovations, bid appraisals, walkthroughs, and scheduling.

Staff

Karl Wellman, Senior Director of Operations and Planning/Design and Construction
Sandi Mosgo, Building Administrator
Val Perry, Operations Assistant
Joe Seeger, Operations Assistant

Contact

Phone: 215.898.8322
G-29 Meyerson Hall
pdfac@design.upenn.edu

To request a space, please fill out the Facilities Reservation Form.

Downloads

PennDesign Studio Contract
A Message from Karl Wellman About Safety
Addams Hall Emergency Procedures
Duhring Wing Emergency Procedures
Fisher Fine Arts Library Emergency Procedures
Franklin Annex Emergency Procedures
Meyerson Hall Emergency Procedures
Morgan Building Emergency Procedures
 

PennDesign Locations

Meyerson Hall
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • City & Regional Planning
  • Historic Preservation
Randall Morgan Building
  • Fine Arts
Duhring Wing
  • Fine Arts
Fisher Fine Arts Building
  • City & Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
Charles Addams Hall
  • Undergraduate Architecture
  • Undergraduate Fine Arts
Franklin Annex
  • Fine Arts
38th & Sansom Street
  • Architecture
  • City & Regional Planning
3600 Market Street
  • Architecture
  • City & Regional Planning
4201 Spruce Street
  • Center for Architectural Conservation (formerly, the Architectural Conservation Laboratory)
Pennovation Center
  • All disciplines