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  • PennDesign Names 2015 Teaching Award Winners | PennDesign
    of award winning architecture firm HollwichKushner HWKN and CEO of Architizer com HWKN recently unveiled designs for the University of Pennsylvania s Pennovation Center a contemporary structure with an eye catching multifaceted north facade The 2015 G Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching by a member of the standing faculty Karen M Closkey Karen M Closkey Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture is co founder of PEG office of landscape architecture an award winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia PEG s work explores the potential for new media and fabrication technologies to produce novel relationships between organic and inorganic materials techniques which were recently highlighted in the Simulating Natures symposium she co organized this spring M Closkey a registered landscape architect teaches core design studios option studios and contemporary theories of landscape architecture Student nominees were enthusiastic in their praise calling out her outstanding professional teaching and nice attitude She is also very supportive of individual trajectories wrote another Karen is able to guide students towards the materialization of their unique design perspectives through a variety of tools and techniques She sends thoughtful emails between class sessions specific to students M Closkey was promoted with tenure in Spring 2014 She was the recipient of the 2012 2013 Garden Club of America Rome Prize in landscape architecture and is author of the award winning Unearthed the Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates University of Pennsylvania Press 2013 as well as co author with Keith VanDerSys of Dynamic Patterns Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age Routledge forthcoming The 2014 G Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching by a member of the associated faculty Evan Rose Evan Rose is an Urban Designer with an 18 year track record of successful and innovative urban projects He is the founder of Urban Design a full service urban design planning and sustainability firm with a focus on development ready design for both public and private clients At PennDesign Rose teaches the Public Realm studio for second year urban design students I really appreciate his critical and practical approach to planning one student noted He has a distinguished ability to synthesize a lot of information and draw the main points out of numerous presentations Thanks to working with him I am learning to think more pragmatically how to frame issues of city planning to question my assumptions and to develop my ideas further all while making connections with what I previously researched Evan has provided unending amount of resources insights tips and knowledge that I could ever asked for as an urban design student His passion in urban design has motivated me to become a better student and also work harder praised another Outside from studio he is extremely available He also willingly takes the role of advisors when students are working on competitions outside of school Everyone I know has all loved Evan Rose has led a wide range of distinguished and challenging commissions across the United States and internationally including the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and Poplar

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/press/penndesign-names-2015-teaching-award-winners (2015-10-17)
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  • 2015 Year End Show | PennDesign
    form Search Share Share via Email Interdisciplinary Programs 2015 Year End Show Friday May 15 2015 05 30pm Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Meyerson Hall Morgan Building 34th Walnut Streets Join PennDesign students Faculty Staff and fellow alumni to celebrate another successful academic year at the annual Year End Show a showcase of work by students from all departments across PennDesign opening Friday May 15 at 5 30pm The show will also feature a pavilion designed and constructed by students of the architecture department in collaboration with faculty Ezio Blasetti Danielle Willems and Mohamad Alkhayer and coordinated by Andrew Saunders 2015 Graduation Pavilion from PennDesign on Vimeo Jon D Canter Alex S Chin Rhea G Gargullo Emily Gruendel Jose Rafael Holguin Amanda Huang Kyle J Ingber Sameeha Joshi Harry M Lam Erik C Leach Ning Ma Yannick E R Diaz Walaid B Sehwail Kathryn C Vergeyle Billy Wang Elaine Wong Jie Xu Xi Yao Chaoran Yu Samantha Aguilar Cynthia Anastasiou Noor Al Awadhi Elizabeth Bland Mark Chalhoub Ruiyi Chen Jae Young Cheon Michelle Chew John Darby Ruohan Ding Daniel Fachler Clay Gruber Matthew Lewis Jung Jae Suh Benita Trenk The graduation pavilion is generously supported by Berger Building

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/events/2015-year-end-show (2015-10-17)
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  • Architecture students partner with industry to build graduation pavilion | PennDesign
    assemblies and productions exploring how the ability to rapidly produce and control variability ushered in new modes of design characterized by topological and parametric associations The studio explored flexible topological constructs based on material properties and assembly logics producing eighteen large constructions exhibited throughout Meyerson in the fall First year student teams each chose their own construction material for their component studies One prototype featured silver and gold flashing a thin layer of waterproof material usually used to prevent water damage and selected to influence the aesthetics and materiality of the YES pavilion We rigorously rethought our core curriculum one aspect being direct collaborations with experts outside of the university including industry explained Winka Dubbeldam Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department One proposal used this amazing flashing material which you typically never see it s usually hidden between a window and wall But here it is shown to have another use that is actually quite innovative and beautiful Berger Building Products a Euramax company based in Langhorne Pa provided the flashing material featured prominently in the design A 700 level seminar advanced the winning design with exploration of techniques morphology and detailing of the pavilion to be constructed on Penn s campus It developed through hands on workshops and focused on acquiring knowledge through making Techne understanding the morphological transformation of a given geometric packing and building using readily available materials Students built and tested physical models that simulated the actual pavilion before turning to lightweight materials to fabricate the pavilion s components including structural members panels and joints required for the pavilion s superstructure and envelope Dubbeldam said that partnerships with industry in architectural education are essential providing benefits to industry and enabling young designers to further their own research The students explorations bring new discoveries new ways

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/press/architecture-students-partner-industry-build-graduation-pavilion (2015-10-17)
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  • PennDesign's Marcinkoski Named 2015-16 Rome Prize Winner | PennDesign
    in Rome named Christopher Marcinkoski Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design among 29 winners of the 2015 16 Rome Prize Fellowship Rome Prize winners are selected by independent juries of distinguished scholars and artists through a national competition process that represents the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities More than 900 applications were submitted from 46 states Washington DC and Puerto Rico making this an exceptionally competitive field The prestigious fellowship offers an opportunity for prize winners to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom interdisciplinary exchange and innovation The prize includes a stipend a study or studio and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome Italy Marcinkoski s proposal titled Rome Empire Building and The City That Never Was was awarded the Rolland Rome Prize in the category of Landscape Architecture I am very honored to join the ranks of these scholars and have the opportunity to continue ongoing research related to the increasing proliferation of foreign motivated speculative urbanization activities on the African continent reflecting on them as a kind of soft empire building Marcinkoski said Marcinkoski shares this honor with PennDesign faculty members Randall Mason and Karen M Closkey who won the Prize in 2012 2013 He will depart for Rome to begin the fellowship in January 2016 The interdisciplinary mix of the Rome Prize winners represents the leading edge of contemporary American scholarship and creativity said Academy President Mark Robbins Each Rome Prize Fellow is enriched by their experience in Rome and when they return their work has a profound impact on the cultural life of the US and beyond for decades to come The 2015 16 fellows were recognized at a ceremony in

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/press/penndesigns-marcinkoski-named-2015-16-rome-prize-winner (2015-10-17)
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  • i-Design Prize | PennDesign
    following information your team members and how they contribute the market problem opportunity the size of your target market a description of your product or service and how it will meet this opportunity an assessment of the competitive landscape an articulation of the what makes your product innovative or unique how your firm will generate revenues and profit a development plan a proposed budget for how you would use the 50 000 over the course of a year a video pitch explaining your product story See Kickstarter for product video ideas Maximum 3 minutes Prize deadlines March 21 Initial Application Deadline Submit proposal to idesignprizesubmissions gmail com April 8 Notification of semi finalists April 25 Final pitch presentation and award ceremony required to attend Finalists and Award Ceremony Come watch our top student teams pitch their ideas to our esteemed panel of judges After deliberation a 50 000 prize will be awarded to the top team to launch their innovative venture April 25 location TBD Cocktail reception to follow Questions Please email idesignprize design upenn edu Team The initial round will be judged by a combined team of overseers faculty and alumni The final round will be judged by esteemed members of the product design field The iDesign Penn Prize is generously supported by Jay Abramson W 83 L 86 Laurence Goldberg W 89 Mason Haupt W 77 and Kevin Penn W 83 FAQ I m not from Penn am I eligible to compete If you are not from Penn you are eligible to be a member on a team led by a Penn graduate student All team leads need to be a currently enrolled degree seeking Penn graduate student Do I need to have a physical product to enter You do not need a physical product to enter but your business must include a physical product as a key component You need to design and prototype the physical component of your business to be eligible to win the prize Whom can I email to ask more questions about this event Please email the prize committee here idesignprize design upenn edu I am concerned that someone is going to steal my idea Our judges are alums or friends of the school interested in supporting from an educational standpoint and they are simply not interested in stealing ideas This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your idea from professionals who wouldn t otherwise have or take the time to look at it We would encourage you to take advantage of it but if you are that uncomfortable that your idea will be stolen then you should not enter the competition What is the follow up after the team has won What deliverables are expected from the team in exchange for the 50 000 The team will be expected to implement the business plan they presented in the competition iDesign recognizes that changes will most likely be made to the product and business plan in the year following the prize

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/i-design-prize (2015-10-17)
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  • "SafeStamp" team claims inaugural $50,000 iDesign@Penn Prize | PennDesign
    prize winning concept SafeStamp SafeStamp team claims inaugural 50 000 iDesign Penn Prize Apr 28 2015 10 38am On Monday the University of Pennsylvania s Integrated Product Design Master s program and School of Design awarded a cross disciplinary group of Wharton and Engineering students 50 000 as winner of the first iDesign Penn Prize Anastasia D Orazio WG 16 Ravit Dung GEN 15 Meet Vora MSE 15 and Matt McGuire WG 16 proposed the winning concept SafeStamp a security tag for medication packaging which enables immediate point of purchase verification designed to reduce counterfeit medication in developing nations The jury noted the strength of the market viability for the product as a standout Judges included Jordan Goldstein Lecturer in the School of Design and Managing Director Principal at Gensler Richard Saul Wurman Founder of TEDMED and TED Turi McKinley Participatory Design Director at frog Inc Karl Ulrich Vice Dean of Innovation at The Wharton School Brett Topche Managing Director at MentorTech Ventures Elliot Menschik Managing Partner DreamIt Ventures and Lecturer in Engineering Entrepenurship in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences SafeStamp was one of four finalists that presented its design concept and marketing plan to the panel during

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/press/safestamp-team-claims-inaugural-50000-idesignpenn-prize (2015-10-17)
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  • Press Room | PennDesign
    offered by the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and the Integrated Product Design Master s Program Read More UPenn s School of Design Announces a New Home for PlanPhilly PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania School of Design is pleased to announce that PlanPhilly Philadelphia s highly regarded digital news organization covering planning design and development will be moving from its original home wit Read More PennDesign s Dean Chair of Architecture among Most Admired Educators for 2015 Marilyn Jordan Taylor Dean and Paley Professor and Winka Dubbeldam Professor and Chair of Graduate Architecture at the Un Read More MoMA PS1 presents Wael Shawky Cabaret Crusades NEW YORK MoMA PS1 presents Wael Shawky Cabaret Crusades a solo exhibition featuring work by the University of Pennsylvania School of Design Read More PennDesign Spring 2015 Lecture Series Announced PennDesign is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Lecture Series featuring a range of award winning architects urban planners theorists designers and artists Read More PennDesign Dean Announces New Leadership for PennPraxis Marilyn Jordan Taylor Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is pleased to announce that Randall Mason Associate Professor and Chair of PennDesign s Graduate Program in

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/press-room?page=2 (2015-10-17)
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  • Call for Proposals | PennDesign
    social impact projects IDEA Days and the Scale Scope symposium IDEA Days was a cross school event that offered a one time time out to allow student faculty teams from more than one PennDesign academic program to spend one to four days engaging together in pro bono community engagement design research and or social impact projects SCALE Scope was a student conceived and led symposium exploring new forms of engagement in practice public architecture and community impact We learned from both each suggested ideas for continuing to support and fund student initiated innovative social impact projects that enhance our experiences here at Penn Building on these activities the next step is this call for proposals co sponsored by the Dean and PennPraxis Our objectives are supporting student initiatives stimulating broad scale inter disciplinary thinking and fostering a more direct relationship between students and PennPraxis Proposals We are looking to PennDesign student and student faculty teams to propose and create out of the ordinary activities that pursue these objectives Each proposal should include students and faculty from at least two departments and or identify a proposed partner from beyond our school The proposal will specify the nature of the activity skills required outcomes expected and number of participants It will also identify funding required for travel events materials and communications Projects can be implemented in the spring or fall semester of 2015 In future years we intend to solicit proposals each semester for implementation beginning in the following semester Selection Criteria To be eligible projects must meet at least three of the criteria listed below Engage in activities that help build serve and engage the community Promote innovation and design excellence Include a collaboration among faculty and students from at least two departmental programs Connect to local efforts institutions practitioners and

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/blog/post/call-proposals (2015-10-17)
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