"Design With Nature Now," Ian McHarg on the Mike Douglas show discussing his book, "Design With Nature," 1969. Photo courtesy of The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.
Design With Nature Now, H+N+S, Landscape Architects, Room for the River at Nijmegen, 2016, bird’s-eye view. Photo courtesy of H+N+S, Landscape Architects.
Design With Nature Now, National Ecological Security Patterns, 2010, China. Photo courtesy of Turenscape.
The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. As a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, the school is committed to advancing the public good—both locally and globally—through art, design, planning, and preservation. In 2018, the school received a Center Project grant to present Design With Nature Now, three parallel exhibitions that highlight dynamic and visionary approaches to landscape design and development in the face of climate change and urbanization. In 2020, the school received a Center Project grant for What Minerva Built, the first exhibition to survey the work of architect Minerva Parker Nichols, which will reexamine her significant contributions to Philadelphia’s built environment at the turn of the 20th century and spotlight the broader legacy of women in design.