Research

In his new animated work, ‘Conservatory,’ Joshua Mosley builds on his previous stop-motion puppet animation (Jeu de Paume) and focuses on another moment in the same setting at the tennis court of the Chateau de Fontainebleau in France.

David Nolan Gallery presents “Parentheses,” a group exhibition curated by faculty members David Hartt and Sharon Hayes, featuring the University of Pennsylvania’s 2018 MFA graduating class: Lauren Altman, Danièle Dennis, Junyuan Feng, Erlin Geffrard, Adrienne Hall, Jiayi Liu, Jiaqi Pan, Zoya Siddiqui, James Allister Sprang, Heryk Tomassini, Kasey Toomey, Monika Uchiyama, Eric Yue.

Time in Dreams is Frozen
Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00pm—Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00pm
Icebox Project Space
1400 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Principal investigator: Masoud Akbarzadeh 
Research team: Mohammad Bolhassani, Ali Tabatabai Ghomi, Andrei Nejur

Assistant Professor of Architecture Masoud Akbarzadeh and Dr. Andrei Nejur developed a new plugin for the Rhinoceros3d through the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL). PolyFram is a  geometry-based, structural form-finding tool for designers and structural engineers.

The PennMFA 2018 Thesis Exhibition, Bild—Build was curated by Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Photo by CC

In June of 2018, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Vincent Reina received a University Research Foundation grant to study the impact and effectiveness of the Los Angeles Housing Choice Voucher program, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Southern California.

Over the Spring 2018 semester, students developed public realm projects to imporve low- and moderate- income neighborhoods in Queretaro, Mexico.  They began the project by analyzing the city of Querataro to identify neighborhood typologies.  During a week-long site visit, students presented initial project ideas for six key neighborhoods to their clients at teh Municipality of Queratoro's Secretary of Mobility.  Fundamentally, this studio is aimed at addressing inequality. 

Artwork by Andee Mazzocco, Saygrid

PennPraxis, the engagement and consulting arm of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has published a new white paper entitled Civic Infrastructure: Sustaining and Sharing the Value of Parks, Libraries, and Other Public Assets that calls on practitioners, advocates, funders, designers, and others involved in civic asset redevelopment to think about the unfolding of projects at multiple scales (site, system and policy), over a longer timeframe, through an “ecosystem” lens highlighting the importance of partnerships.

Students at work on Masonry Tectonics

This funded seminar and workshop organized and led by Associate Professor Franca Trubiano introduced students to the subject of masonry tectonics by investigating new design opportunities made possible by clay brick and terracotta tile materials. 

Welcome to the 26th edition of Panorama, PennDesign’s City and Regional Planning student journal. As a student-run publication, we strive to represent the very best work of the School of Design. This year is no exception. The work included in the 2018 edition of Panorama explore international and domestic planning

The East Side Coastal Resiliency project (ESCR) originates from the Rebuild by Design competition (RBD), in which New York City was awarded $335 million in HUD Community Development Block Grants - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to implement the first phase of the Big U concept.

Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown is an initiative to generate district-scale solutions to flooding from sea level rise and coastal storms, building upon recommendations from the 2016 Climate Ready Boston report.

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