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Sally Harrison is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and has professional and teaching expertise in social impact design, sustainable urban design, and urban history/theory. She is the leader and co-founder of The Urban Workshop, an interdisciplinary university-based collaborative undertaking community-centered research, design and design-build projects in local neighborhoods.
Professor Harrison’s design and scholarship reflects on reemerging postindustrial neighborhoods as sites for social justice, creativity and learning. Her work in is published in books and academic journals and has been recognized in national, international and regional design awards programs. Recent authored publications include: “In-Between: Places of Resilience in the Post-Industrial City” in Int/AR Journal Volume 5: Resilience and Adaptability (Birkhauser 2014), “Trans-activism in Design: A Case Study”, in CHANGE, Architecture, Education, Practices (ACSA 2013); ”Uncovering the Human Landscape of North Philadelphia” in Service Learning in Design and Planning: Education at the Boundaries (New Village Press 2012). Harrison’s work has been presented as a case study in Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity (Hinson and Miller, Routledge 2013).
Ms. Harrison has served on the boards of the state and local chapters of AIA, and on the Advisory Board of Design of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. She is a founding member of the Community Design Collaborative and of the Editorial Board of Context, the Journal of the Philadelphia AIA. She is Associated Faculty at the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University and has recently joined the board of directors of the Village of Arts and Humanities.
She received her Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.