- Landscape architecture
Energy planning and design
The Farm of the Future is a series of dialogues that gathered diverse thinkers and doers to work collaboratively on opportunities to increase animal health and the sustainability of agriculture--which are interconnected with the he
Fresh Air Everywhere: Virtual Design Studio was an interactive virtual course offered to 150 Fresh Air Fund youth ages 14-17, launched in the Summer of 2020. The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit agency that provides life-changing summer experiences for children from New York City’s underserved communities.
PennPraxis is collaborating with landscape architecture office, OLIN with on-site investigations and the conceptual design of Quarry Waters Park in Kingston City, New York.
PennPraxis is collaborating with Futurepolis in the Schematic and Design Development phases of a new campus for the Zhengzhou Institute of Finance and Economics in China's Henan Province.
Scenic Hudson is partnering with PennPraxis to stop the power plant that is proposed at Danskammer Point, a site on the edge of the Hudson River in the town of Newburgh, NY.
In collaboration with PORT Urbanism, Ellen Neises developed an approach to the Highlands that works across many scales, from a broad communications campaign to increase understanding of rural areas and regional nature; to large-scale, multi-purpose infrastructure corridors and strategies.
PennPraxis has worked with several clients and communities in the Lehigh Valley on a series of design projects, including the design of parks and civic streetscapes in the South Whitehall area of Allentown, and collaboration with 11 towns to imagine new futures for slate quarries as heritage parks and other placemaking and economic development projects.
HUNTS POINT LIFELINES builds on assets and opportunities of regional importance, and a coalition of national leaders in community environmental action, business and labor, to create a flood protection park for a working waterfront that is a model of social, economic, and physical resilience in the poorest U.S. Congressional District.
The South End Neighborhood Study (SENS) centered on a deep engagement process with residents and stakeholders to analyze the opportunities for growth, development, and heritage preservation in Stamford’s South End.
Social Impact Projects are intended to foster more cross-disciplinary collaboration at PennDesign, encourage students to work within the community, and leverage their design ability to benefit communities in need.
Since 2006, the Center for Environmental Building & Design (CEBD), a faculty research and consulting unit located in the School of Design, has been at the center of the University’s environmental efforts.
Bruce Mau is internationally recognized for his achievements in design, including visual identities, brand systems, books, packaging, and exhibition graphics. His most recent work applies design tools and concepts to environmental, social, economic, and political problems.
In 2013, Penn Praxis was awarded funding to conduct a study to identify low-cost early actions and longer-term investments to improve connectivity to and through East and West Fairmount Park.
With More Park, Less Way, PennPraxis worked with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to recommend a series of series of actions to shape the evolution of the Parkway into a 21st century public space.
PennPraxis is working with the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation to create an action plan to help the department meet the mandate for 500 acres of new parkland set forth in Greenworks Philadelphia.