Penn Design Studio
Graduate architecture students use this studio space to design and construct through hands-on work, focused on acquiring knowledge through making. They have built direct collaborations with experts outside of the university as well, including industry, to develop their skills further.
Partnerships with industry in architectural education are essential, providing benefits to the commercial world and enabling young designers to expand their own research. Winka Dubbeldam, Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department, explained that "the students’ explorations bring new discoveries, new ways of thinking to industry as well as provide visibility."