Community

People and Place are the Foundations of Community for whom Design works for.

PIWA’s Mentorship Program

A lot can be learned from a mentor, particularly one in a position you have yet to be in.  This past year I joined PennDesign’s PIWA Mentorship program. I hoped that I might learn something about the field of architecture and the internship search process that I hadn’t learned through my own research. My mentor…

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Petty’s Island Cleanup

Petty’s Island: https://nj.gov/dep/njnlt/pettysisland.htm Camden County Historical Society: https://www.cchsnj.org/ A well spent Saturday morning was recently dedicated to joining a clean up effort on Petty’s Island with a studio friend Miriam. This island is located between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pennsauken, New Jersey. It is also positioned just across from our most recent studio design site. The…

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Penn Paints

Even in the busiest times there is room for a little fun. One of the loveliest happy hours was a Painting with Bob Ross. Despite this being a relaxing activity the shouts of stress when Bob Ross took off painting while Dental and Design students tried to catch up where an unexpected humorous touch. While…

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Penn Design Voices

There are many voices at Penn Design and plenty of outlets for students and professionals to express them. A few example outlets include: Babble, S.P.A.M., LA +, PennDesignzzz, and the new Stuart Wietzman School of Design instagram account. Of these platforms I have recently enjoyed the first publication of S.P.A.M. This witty publication, complete with…

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PAWS at Petsmart!

Over summer I volunteered with PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) and loved it! I decided this semester not to give up on volunteering but to integrate it into my school schedule. In some ways I treat my volunteering like another two hour class. I transitioned from the Grays Ferry location to the new Petsmart on…

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PAWS-itively Adorable!

PAWS: https://phillypaws.org/ Every little bit of help keeps a smile on these cute little pets! Over the last couple months I have met several wonderful new people, lots of cuddly loveable four legged friends, and learned several skills in pet care. I can better handle a litter of kittens while cleaning up after them. I have…

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