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.
This immersive research and pedagogical project brings together diverse ways of engaging cultural and ecological practices, practices that cannot be separated from an environmental and material embeddedness in place. The focus is on Barmer, a district in the Thar Desert of western Rajasthan in India that is a vibrant and dynamic landscape inextricably woven with its people, materials, and practices.
In partnership with the National Park Service, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation has worked on projects related to cultural landscapes in Washington, D.C. since the spring of 2012. This collaboration dates back to the 2012 - 2013 Parks for the People competition, organized by the Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service, when a PennDesign interdisciplinary studio was named a finalist in that competition.
An overview of Ferda Kolatan's 701 Studio's design of a new entrance area into the Battery Tunnel in New York City.
M presents a selection of new international work out of the renowned architecture studio, Morphosis, led by Thoms Mayne.
An annual publication of the Department of Architecture.
Hatch is a collection of conversations that took place at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design during the spring of 2015.
There is a growing crisis of traditional building craft skills at the global scale, accompanied by a critical knowledge and skills gap between trade schools and graduate conservation programs. To address that gap, the Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ACL) is developing a preservation training strategy to guide the technical preservation of cultural resources in the National Park Service’s Vanishing Treasures Program.
MCP 2018 students, Gabrielle Nelson and Joanna Joye, served as Managing Editors on this report which evolved out of John Kromer's Politics of Housing & Urban Development class.
This report describes some of the most significant costs and benefits associated with two categories of Philadelphia housing programs: the ten-year tax abatement, which provides an incentive for housing development and improvement; and low-cost housing interventions that prevent homelessness and enable owner-occupants to remain in healthy and safe homes.