October 8, 2019
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.
October 3, 2019
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.
July 10, 2018
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.
March 27, 2018
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)
March 26, 2018
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.
November 7, 2017
Adam Montalbano, partner of Professor Eric Oskey at Moto Designshop, was recognized by the AIA with the Young Architect Award.
October 3, 2017
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.
September 14, 2017
Ashely McCabe and Joseph Matthews recently participated in the Arch Out Loud Competition. The theme of the competition was Human Trafficking: Tenancingo Square Mediascape. The goal of the open ideas competiton was to "reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area." Ashley and Joseph's proposal "Bright Future" includes a landscape-like interactive structure that creates a welcoming enviornment in the square while also educating users about the human trafficking epidemic in the region.
September 8, 2017
Congratulations to Maryam Hallaj, who recieved an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Illuminating Engineer's Society (IES) of Philadelphia student competition! The competition, called "Designing with Light," tasked students with designing a tabletop luminare to be used as a centerpiece at the annual IES Awards in Philadelphia. Maryam attended the Philament Awards, where the local Illuminating Engineering Society recognized examples of professional architectural lighting design work alongside student work that was carried out through the Design With Light Competition.