Blog Archive

December 22, 2014

Tyler Architecture Building Obtains LEED Silver Status

Author: Emily Furlong

Written by Stephanie Haller, BSArch '15 Interview with Kathleen Grady, Director of Sustainability, Temple University Kathleen Grady shared her ecstatic thoughts on the fact that the Architecture Building, as of December 1st, was the first university-wide campus building to obtain LEED Silver status. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, authorized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is well-known as being dedicated to today’s environmentally conscious, energy efficient initiatives, specifically for the built environment. For Kathleen Grady, this is another attribution to how the Temple community can become aware and take part in the sustainable practices that are spread across campus. The Office of Sustainability holds three objectives when considering their projects’ effects on the community: 1)     Advocate for green buildings and operations Read More

December 21, 2014

GAS 2014 International Student Online Exhibition

Author: kclements

So pleased to share that the GAS 2014 International Student Online Exhibition is out and features five Tyler Students. Congratulations to Jenna Borges, Erin Hoffman (who received an honorable mention), Courtney McCloskey, and Lauren Wolf-Miller, all seniors in our program!!! And congratulations to Kate Clements, 2nd year graduate, who received second place! Kate, Erin, and Jenna will be featured in the Juried Selection Catalog which you can see here.http://issuu.com/glassartsociety/docs/2014_int_l_student_online_exhibit_c/1 Jurors of the show were Laura Donefer, Michael Endo, Amy Morgan. You can see the show in its entirety here. Read More

December 17, 2014

Hi Fructose : Highlights Amber Cowan's work at Miami Art Week 2014

Author: kclements

Miami Art Week 2014: Art Miami Recap by Nastia Voynovskaya One of the largest fairs of Miami Art Week, Art Miami featured aisle upon aisle of contemporary art from some of the world’s most sought-after and innovative artists. The fair was a veritable visual spectacle where 3D work stood out. Lisa Sette Gallery’s booth, for instance, focused on sculptures made from repurposed, unconventional objects, such as Jessica Joslin’s antique metal-adorned animal skeletons and Jennifer Trask’s baroque arrangements of gilded antlers and bones. While he is known for his ornate paintings, Kehinde Wiley presented a regal bust of an anonymous man in a hoodie at TORCH Gallery’s booth. Li Hongbo’s accordion paper sculptures attracted an eager crowd at Klein Sun Gallery as a Vanna White-like gallerist demonstrated the way Li’s stoic, Greco Roman-inspired busts bend and stretch into unrecognizable shapes. Read More

December 8, 2014

The Urban Workshop at Temple University Wins Honor Award from AIA Pennsylvania in the 2014 Architectural Excellence Program

Author: Emily Furlong

Sally Harrison AIA, director of the Urban Workshop and professor at Temple University accepted an Honor Award for Digging Deeper at the AIA Pennsylvania Awards Gala held at the Barnes Foundation. A social impact design project, Digging Deeper: The Village of Arts and Humanities was broadly collaborative, including in its scope future visioning, architectural and landscape design, design-build and preservation. It offered both long range strategies and short term "acupunctural" proposals for the renowned Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia. Jurors praised its design interventions as “very thoughtful and provocative" with “far reaching and broader impact… a very fine example of working from the ground up with direct engagement with the community.” The project was selected from over 130 submissions, the only university-based project to be recognized in the Honor category. Digging Deeper was funded by the Pew Center for Arts and Culture. Read More

December 8, 2014

C.T. Jasper (aka Professor Christian Tomaszewski) with collaborator Joanna Malinowska have been selected to represent Poland in the 56th Venice Biennale this summer!

Author: matthews

C.T. Jasper (aka Professor Christian Tomaszewski) with collaborator Joanna Malinowska have been selected to represent Poland in the 56th Venice Biennale this summer! Their installation and film, 18°48′05′′N 72°23′01′W, will fill the Polish Pavilion.  "It is an incredible opportunity for us to work on an ambitious international project." said Tomaszewski. Read More

December 3, 2014

Temple University Facilities Management Association tours MARS Drinks Factory

Author: Emily Furlong

From left: Neil Grewal, Shea Jones, Tim Mazaleski, Miguel Martinez, Dorothy Scholnick, Robert DiLorenzo, Cedric Gardner, Rachel Krull MARS Drink Tour Written by: Rachel Krull, Facilities Management '16 When you hear MARS many of us think of the candy that they are known for creating; Twix, Snickers, M&M etc. and before attending the MARS drink tour that’s all I associated MARS with too. Not only are they associated with food but they also work with drinks, pet care, gum/candy, and of course chocolate. They are also so much more; Innovative, sustainable, and cutting edge are some of the words I now associate with MARS after attending IFMA’s tour of the newly renovated MARS drinks factory in West Chester Pennsylvania.  More Then Just Coffee Read More

December 3, 2014

Market Forces at Temple Contemporary

Author: Kylie Doyle

2014 Guggeheim Fellow, Stephanie Syjuco, worked with in close collaboration with Tyler Printmaking students and Fox Business School students to create a model black market economy. Responding directly to research projects on Philadelphia's underground economy by Fox students, Syjuco selected objects that Printmaking students designed and printed in the gallery. All the students took turns fabricating the papercraft objects and cutting out 1.5 million in counterfeit currency. At the end of the residency, Syjuco opened her market up, where objects could be purchased with the counterfeit currency. Read More

December 1, 2014

Amber Cowan featured on Daily Serving

Author: somara

Tyler Glass MFA (2011) and faculty member Amber Cowan's exhibiton Second-Life Glass is featured on blog Daily Serving: http://dailyserving.com/2014/11/amber-cowan-second-life-glass/ Read More