School of Design

Playing the Game of Life as Du Bois Found it in Philadelphia of 1896

March 1, 2012

Amy Hillier of the School of Design is featured for helping develop a board game based on the ethnography work conducted by W.E.B. Du Bois in the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia in 1896.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 17, 2012

The Legacy of Penn's Martin Meyerson

Penn President Martin Meyerson’s impact on campus is still being felt more than 30 years after his presidency.

Meyerson led the University at a time when Penn was going through many major changes, including dealing with a huge budget deficit, making upgrades to the campus grounds and modifying academic programs to complete his goal of creating “One University.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 13, 2012

PennDesign’s Marion Weiss Named an American Institute of Architecture Fellow

            PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss,  professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 January 20, 2012

Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide

WHO:              Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                        Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design

                        Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School

Video: America’s Disappearing Post Offices

December 18, 2011

Student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is highlighted for documenting the decline of the U.S. Postal Service.

Article Source: BBC News

London Bridging: Penn Professor to Design Park for Olympics and Beyond

December 20, 2011

James Corner of the School of Design and his firm will design new public spaces for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

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Media Contact: | news@design.upenn.edu | December 14, 2011

London Calling: Olympic Park South Commission Is a PennDesign Success

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), the New York-based contemporary design practice led by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design's James Corner, MLA'86, Professor and Chairman of Landscape Architecture, has won the commission to design the new public spaces in London Olympic Park South.

This will be one of the first new public spaces and facilities added to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, which will host events following the 2012 Games.

Matthias Hollwich’s BOOM: A Gay Architect’s Forthcoming Oasis for LGBT Retirees (Photos)

December 5, 2011

Matthias Hollwich of the School of Design is featured for creating a new LGBT community concept for retirees.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Audio: ‘Going Postal’ Blogger Memorializes Post Offices

November 22, 2011

Graduate student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is featured for his interest in the U.S. Postal Service.

How the U.S. Postal Service Fell Apart

November 17, 2011

Graduate student Evan Kalish of the School of Design is featured for documenting the decline of the U.S. Postal Service.

Article Source: Time