Architecture

October 14, 2021

Sally Harrison, AIA, Honored with 2021 Leverage Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Throughout her career, Professor of Architecture Sally Harrison, AIA has always focused her teaching and practice on the connection between social justice and how it inherently interacts with creativity and the built environment.  In her view, public spaces can project inequality and architecture often informs the way people think and work when faced with community issues. Her ethos reflects the human aspects of community and design and how they interact to support each other.  Harrison’s thinking has greatly influenced the Philadelphia architecture community and made her an obvious choice for the Community Design Collaborative’s 2021 Leverage Award, given during its 30th Anniversary celebration in June.  Read More

February 5, 2021

Student Profile: Elizabeth Caccavano

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture senior architecture major Elizabeth Caccavano ((BSArch '21) has been involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students since freshman year, attending regional and national meetings, working on committees and learning about leadership.  In the fall, Caccavano was elected to the organization’s national leadership team to serve a one-year term as AIAS’s Northeast Quad Director, a position that makes her the primary contact for chapters at 54 colleges and universities spread across 15 states. Caccavano will be responsible for ensuring that chapters have the resources to recruit new members, conduct activities, and learn about how as architecture students they can impact their field and the larger community.  Read More

January 26, 2021

Pablo Meninato’s New Book to Explore Urban “Informality”

Author: Zachary Vickers

Pablo Meninato’s new book will explore the current and future state of urban and architectural “informality” and its impact on communities Pablo Meninato, Tyler’s associate professor of architecture, together with Gregory Marinic, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, will publish the co-edited book, Informality and the City: Theories, Actions, and Interventions [Springer Publishing Co. of Rotterdam]. Meninato’s latest book will continue to expand Tyler’s scholarly investigations of addressing social inequities through architecture and design, as well as advocate for social justice in marginalized communities by demonstrating ways of working that improve the daily lives and futures of residents. Read More

October 8, 2019

Tyler students take first place in Design and Build competition

Author: Zachary Vickers

A rendering of Tyler’s winning project, entitled "Recycle Generate Build," which utilizes shipping containers to create a pop-up makerspace that promotes sustainability.   A team of Architecture students from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have won the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ (MOA) inaugural collegiate design competition, as part of their Design and Build arts education program.  Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler alumnus creates mural with Philadelphia high school students to enhance community

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2019, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Community Development alumnus Jon Fiamoncini (BSCD ‘19) helped create a mural and garden at Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (GWC), with the help of students and generous donors. “Originally, I’d been assigned the task of assisting a group of GWC students with a community engagement project through my Placemaking: Revitalizing Urban Communities class at Tyler,” Fiamoncini said. After the class ended, he continued to volunteer at GWC. That’s when plans were discussed for the creation of a mural and garden. Read More

July 10, 2018

Students place in international Land Art Generator competition

Author: tuh41424

  Students in Eric Oskey's studio class submitted designs to the Land Art Generator Initiative's Melbourne design competition this past semester. "The goal of the Land Art Generator is to accelerate the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world." Students were tasked to create a design that responds to the question "What does renewable energy infrastructure look like when it is woven into the fabric of the city?"   Kyle Taveira placed 4th out of hundreds of submissions for his project Dreamtime. (Pictured above and below)  As his elements sway in the wind they generate clean energy, read more about the technology and his project here. Read More

March 27, 2018

Ximena Valle helps launch "The Women Led City"

Author: tuh41424

Ximena Valle an architecture faculty member was in the news for her part in an initiative called "The Women Led City".  "A group of 24 women from urban fields came together to talk about best practices and actions to promote and achieve equity in our industries and cities," Ximena said.   Ximena was interviewed by WHYY's PlanPhilly about the initiative, check out the article here!   (Photo credit: Matt Stanley for Center City District) Read More

March 26, 2018

Remembering John Christopher Knowles (1938-2018)

Author: hjh

Earlier this month, the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Temple University families lost a cherished friend and colleague, John Christopher Knowles. His wife, Brigitte Knowles, senior associate dean and professor emerita at Tyler, wrote this obituary.   John Christopher Knowles, the founding chairperson of Architecture at Temple University, died March 18, 2018, of heart failure due to flu complications. John was born in England on December 20, 1938. He came to Philadelphia from Nottingham to study at the University of Pennsylvania with the architect, Louis I. Kahn, who became both a friend and mentor. Read More

November 7, 2017

AIA Young Architect Award

Author: tug69032

Adam Montalbano, partner of Professor Eric Oskey at Moto Designshop, was recognized by the AIA with the Young Architect Award. Read More

October 3, 2017

Professor Eric Oskey Participates in Facades+ Conference

Author: tug69032

Architecture Professor Eric Oskey participated in a panel disucssion at the Facades+ Conference last month on behalf of Moto Designshop.  The panel, Philadelphia's Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City focused on how designers can "shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture."  The Panel discussed challenges associated with growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality, as well as the role of architecture in creating a vision for Philadelphia.    Read More

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