Collaboration with China

Shanghai Planning Praxis is a preservation studio examining the built environment run by Penn Design’s Department of Historic Preservation.  This summer study abroad program provides Penn students with an applied learning experience in Shanghai, where they learn how to re-use, combine, and creatively interpret inherited buildings and landscapes.


Architecture professor Ali Rahim and lecturer Hina Jamelle, both of Contemporary Architecture Practice, practice and exhibit in China, giving important expression to their belief that architecture crosses cultural thresholds