Blog Archive

May 25, 2016

New Associate Planner for Upper Merion Township

Author: Tracy Purdy

Kyle Brown (MCRP ’16) has been hired as an Associate Planner for Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. He will be doing subdivision and land development review as well as community comprehensive planning and some policy support. “King of Prussia is one of the largest employment centers outside the city, so it's really cool to be able to have some sort of positive impact on that scale. I'm really excited to help Upper Merion become a better place to live, work, and visit, and there are some big projects coming to the community that have an opportunity to be a big step forward for the quality of life and sustainability of the community. Read More

May 19, 2016

Summer Architecture Institute

Author: Laura Hricko

Registration is currently open for Tyler’s Summer Architecture Institute!  This two-week program is open to high school students who are interested learning about the foundation of architecture and getting a taste of what it’s like to study architecture at the university level.  The program exposes students to both traditional and contemporary architectural practices while encouraging them to expand their technical skills and creative perspective. During the program students will take field trips to some of Philadelphia’s most iconic landmarks, complete collaborative assignments, and develop 2D and 3D projects that will culminate in the formation of a unique final project. Read More

May 13, 2016

Associate Professor Sally Harrison authors research article, co-edits the Spring 2016 edition of Context, the American Institute of Architecture Philadelphia's magazine

Author: Emily Furlong

Associate Professor Sally Harrison co-edited the American Institute of Architecture Philadelphia's Spring 2016 edition of Context. She also has an article, "Innovation: Tactical Urbanism in Underserved Communities," published in this spring's edition. The magazine will be available at the American Institute of Architecture's 2016 National Conference, being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center May 19-21, 2016.  To review the full article, visit Innovation: Tactical Urbanism in Underserved Communities. To review Sally's editor letter, visit Editor's Letter. Read More

May 13, 2016

Architecture Faculty Members, Andrew John Wit and Rashida Ng, exhibit research on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structures at Ft. Wayne, Indiana's First Design Week

Author: Emily Furlong

Recent research in CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) structures conducted by faculty members Andrew John Wit & Rashida Ng along with graduate researchers Cheng Zhang, Mike Sollenberger, and Joseph Kott were selected and featured in Ft. Wayne, Indiana's first annual Design Week. Located in the Wunderkammer Company Gallery, the exhibit titled Composite: "Unbuilt works" contains 62 works, five of which are recent research from the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design. The work will be on display until August 07, 2016. Read More

May 13, 2016

Maeve Coudrelle (Art History) publishes review in "Art in Print"

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Maeve Coudrelle's review of the 4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean was published in the May/June 2016 (vol. 6, no. 1) issue of Art in Print, available http://artinprint.org/review/displaced-puerto-rico/.  Her travel to view the triennial was partially funded by a 2015-2016 Dean's Grant from the Tyler School of Art. Read More

May 12, 2016

Planning Alumni Forum held in Center City

Author: Tracy Purdy

On Apri 7th, the Temple Student Planning Organization held its second annual Planning Alumni Forum. Three MS City and Regional Planning alumni spoke about their careers in planning, including: Brandon Vaughn of the Mayors Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, Jonathan Tehrani of South Kensignton Community Partners, and Christopher Dougherty of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Joining the alumni at the forum was current student Ashley Nuckles of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association.  Ashley graduated with a BS Community Development in 2015 and currently in the graudate program through the 4+1 option. These alumni provided excellent advice on many aspects of the planning and community development job fields. They also gave advice on the powwer of networking and maintaining professional relationships, nailing an interview, and how to best convey the skills and knowledge gained through the City and Regional Planning graduate program. Read More

May 9, 2016

Art History alumnus teaches physicians and health-care workers to help sharpen their visual skills

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Twenty-four physicians and health care providers from some of the nation’s best teaching hospitals walk through Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the last two years, these practitioners have been learning how to better educate the next generation of medical professionals in Penn GSE’s Medical Education Master’s program. Matthew Palczynski (PhD, Art History, 2011), the art historian teaching them today, leads the students up the stairs to the modern art wing. He begins with an invitation to let go of their preconceived notions for the day, to be open and curious, to remember the feeling of going to a museum as a child, perhaps. I want you to embrace this experience.” ... Read More

May 6, 2016

Victoria Ahmadizadeh (BFA '10) and Emily McBride (BFA '08) Exhibit MFA Thesis Shows at VCU

Author: Katie Steinberg

Victoria Ahmadizadeh (BFA '10) and Emily McBride (BFA '08) showed their MFA Thesis Exhibitions at Virginia Commonwealth University last month.   (above) the most unkind morsels of the self removed, dimensions variable, jean jacket, glass, tape, safety pins Victoria Ahmadizadeh's show, free & content, was installed at The Depot Gallery in Richmond from April 8-24, 2016. All of the works included in free & content are based off of poetry that was published in a small zine of the same title. Viewers were invited to take a zine with them from the exhibition. The forms explore the text's ability to evoke visual imagery. Together in the space, the works become their own poem, made of objects, with blank white spaces becoming the pauses between words. Read More

May 4, 2016

Tyler Carnival Is a Major Success

Author: Kylie Doyle

Once per year, Tyler throws a celebration to reward the students and faculty for their hard work throughout the semester by bringing in rides, free food, and games open to anyone who walks through the doors! Every year brings something different to the students, and this year was no exception to the rule of excellence. Despite the event taking place inside for the first time since its inception due to an overwhelming expectation of heavy rain, the turnout was bigger, and the food was even more plentiful! Mini funnel cakes, a DJ, cotton candy, free junk food, inflatable rides, (and the highlight of the evening: A mechanical bull!) were all available for the carnival-goers to enjoy from 1PM to 4PM. Students filled the halls of Tyler to enjoy what the carnival had to offer. The day was bright and sunny and the atmosphere was energetic despite the beginning of finals. Read More

May 2, 2016

The Heads of State Distinguish Themselves

Author: Kylie Doyle

Alumni from Tyler continue to make their mark on the art world! Two graduates from the Tyler School of Art, Dusty and Jason, have formed their own organization called the Heads of State. Running your own organization isn’t easy, but these alums have advice for students and graduates looking to get their own careers in art to a great start.   “Jason and I had known each other throughout our four years at Tyler, but the intensity of that second semester senior year really brought us together. Just bumping into each other in the labs at late late hours, we just saw a similar work ethic, passion and drive.” Though the idea to start an business has likely crossed the minds of many artists, it takes a special kind of drive to pull it off the ground and into success. Read More