Th current executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s PennPraxis, Harris Steinberg, will become an executive director at Drexel. He will head the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, according to an article in Philadelphia Magazine.
Steinberg, a 1978 College and 1982 School of Design graduate, will start the new job — along with a faculty appointment at Westphal College — on Nov. 1, according to the Philly Mag article.
PennPraxis was created by PennDesign to further the mission of the school in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, community development, public art and historic preservation. It fulfills this mission by carrying out practical or applied projects for external clients under the direction of PennDesign faculty.
Steinberg previously had been at PennPraxis for 12 and a half years, and hopes that they continue his work in the urban realm, only blocks away from where he has spent the past decade, he said in an interview with Philly Mag.