Alumni News

June 28, 2017

Christine Hofnagel, BArch, promoted to partner at JacobsWyper

Author: Emily Furlong

Christine Hofnagel, BArch, has been promoted to partner at JacobsWyper Architects. Christine has been with JacobsWyper for 13 years, and during that time has become a recognized expert in cGMP design for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing, lab and research facilities. Congratulations to Christine! Please visit the JacobsWyper press release for more information. Read More

May 15, 2017

2017 AICP Outstanding Student Award Winner - Randall Rook

Author: Lynn Mandarano

At the Tyler School of Art awards ceremony, Randal Rook, MS City and Regional Planning, was presented with the American Institute of Certified Planners Outstanding Student Award.  The Planning and Community Development department faculty select a student based on three criteria:  academic excellence, commitment to the profession, and community service.  Randy was the unanimous choice for his stellar gpa, transportation work at AECOM, and volunteer service to immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.  Randy also applied for and was an awarded a Temple-Wagner Free Institute Research Fellowship during his final year of study in the MS City an Regional Planning program. Join us in congratulating Randy! Read More

April 27, 2017

Lisa Guenst (BSCRP '13) Wins Big at Be Your Own Boss Bowl

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Lisa Guenst (MS CRP '13) won the Upper Track prize yesterday at the Be Your Own Boss Bowl hosted by Temple's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.  Lisa invented the ToothShower, which she developed as a practicing dental hygienist.  She is very close to getting the ToothShower manufactured and on the market.  Learn more about Lisa and the other winners at the 2017 BYOBB. Read More

April 23, 2017

Alumna Emily Erb awarded Leonore Annenberg Fellowship

Author: Kylie Doyle

Tyler graduates continue to make major strides in their work and and forge forward in the art world. For the past 10 years, The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has given recipients a $50,000 fellowship upon being chosen. Fellows are chosen through an intense process that involves their recommendation to the council by either an established artist or arts institution, a rigorous review of their career and application. The fellowship also includes the guidance of a mentor in order to aid the fellow in their career. The foundation seeks to reflect the late Leonore Annenberg’s dedication to the arts and desire invest in promising artist careers. Read More

March 29, 2017

Tyler alumnus builds podium for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Author: Ryan Hewlett

Michael Latini, TYL ’01, co-founded the Montgomery County production company that built the podium Melissa McCarthy used in her portrayal of Sean Spicer. Michael Latini, TYL ’01, sees the world a little differently than everyone else. An old door in the trash becomes a vintage-inspired table in Latini’s studio. Scrap cardboard boxes transform into mini sets for short films. And a podium gets wheels to becomes a battering ram on Saturday Night Live. SNL commissioned Monkey Boys Productions, a Wyncote-based production and entertainment company co-founded by Latini and Marc Petrosino, to build the podium Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, has used in sketches on a few recent episodes. Read More

November 9, 2016

Society of American Registered Architects PA chapter (SARA PA) 2016 Student Award Recipients

Author: Andrea Smith

Tyler Architecture Department students swept the Society of American Registered Architects PA chapter (SARA PA) student award for 2016. Three seniors received awards: Andrew Mascieri received a $2000 scholarship, Erin Abraham received a $1000 scholarship, and Sierra Summers received an honorable mention in the awards ceremony held on October 26. All three students received membership to the SARA as part of their awards.  In addition, alumnus-owned firm, Period Architects (Joe Mackin, Tyler Architecture 2002, President and co-founder) received Professional Special Recognition Award for their work in a category entitled “Traditional Architecture – Modern Constraints”.   Read More


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