Historic Preservation

November 7, 2017

AIA Young Architect Award

Author: mary stiger

Adam Montalbano, partner of Professor Eric Oskey at Moto Designshop, was recognized by the AIA with the Young Architect Award.   Find more about Moto Designshop here: Walnut Estates Read More

May 4, 2017

Temple Facilities Management Student interviewed by Building Operations Management

Author: mary stiger

Temple senior Adi Cohen was recently interviewed by Building Operations Management at the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference.  The conference includes education sessions and an expo of the newest technologies and soltuions in the FM industry.  Adi spoke about what attracts young people to careers in Facilities Management, which included learning and using a variety of skills and the focus on sustainability.  Find the link to Adi's interview here! Read More

February 23, 2017

More Recognition for Moto Designshop, Architecture Professor Eric Oskey

Author: mary stiger

Professor Eric Oskey's firm Moto Designshop has been creating a buzz lately.  In addition to their recent award from Architect magazine, (more coverage about that here) Moto Designshop has recently been recognized by the Community Design Collaborative as their 2016 Outstanding Team (Firm),  for their work on the conceptual design for facility improvements at Father Judge High School.  The Community Design Collaborative provides pro bono design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia by providing volunteer opportunities - for both firms like Moto Designshop and individual design professionals.   Read More

February 20, 2017

Searching for Sharswood: Resilient Voices from North Philadelphia

Author: mary stiger

North Philadelphia's Sharswood neighborhood is in the midst of a major urban renewal project undertaken by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). This was the focus of Tyler Architecture professor Andrew Hart's Gurellia Altrusim course last semester, which challenges students to make positive changes in the neighborhood. The result of the course was a series of signs to be placed in Sharswood with a "Citizens Declaration" on them, to echo the "Declaration of Taking" signs posted by the PHA.  The exhibition, which was in the Architecture Building Lobby in February, is a joint effort between Temple, the University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia University. Although it's no longer at Temple, you can still catch it at the University of Pennsylvania or Philadelphia University. Read More

February 13, 2017

Yo, Piranesi! Exhibit + Architecture Alumni Talks (Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary Celebration)

Author: mary stiger

In a new exhibit coming to the DaVinci Art Alliance, eight artists/architects investigate Giovanni Battista Piranesi's etched 18th century veduta (views) of Rome as it pertains to the city of Philadelphia today.  Piranesi's work blurs the line between past and present, depicting contemporary urban life on a backdrop of ancient ruins. This exhibit is part of the Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary Celebration. The exhibition runs from March 1st to March 12th, with an opening reception March 1st from 6-8 pm.   A series of Artists' Talks will be held March 4th, from 3-5 pm.  The following artists will be speaking: Andrew Hart* Betty F. Bluvshtein* Gabriella D'Angelo John J. Pron* Jordan M. Mrazik Mark Lewis Krawitz* Michael Villegas* Ryan Drummond* *Temple Rome Alumni Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 6 pm-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm. Read More

February 2, 2017

Award-Winning project from Architecture Professor Eric Oskey and his firm Moto Designshop

Author: mary stiger

Architecture professor Eric Oskey's firm Moto Designshop has been receiving a lot of publicity for their recent project, Walnut Estates.  Walnut Estates, located in the city’s Society Hill neighborhood, features a striking brick screen facade.  The project was recently awarded a Residential Architect Design Award from Architect Magazine, and has been featured in other publications, including Curbed Philadelphia.   Eric Oskey responded to questions about the project: Q: It’s clear that the team at Moto Designshop thinks outside the box.  What do you think contributes to your firm’s ability to think differently about architecture, in this case thinking differently about how a brick is used?​ Read More

March 19, 2015

Architecture Professor Bob Shuman Weighs in on Building Design and Wind Tunnels

Author: Emily Furlong

Architecture Professor Bob Shuman was recently interviewed about building designs and their impact on wind tunnels. Newsworks interviewed Temple students as well as Shuman and Mechanical Engineering Professor Jim Chen about wind tunnels on Temple's campus. Shuman discusses why designs that cut down on wind tunnels have not been implemented in Philadelphia, "Architects love to respond to and articulate a lot of conditions in designing a building, but you have to decide which conditions are most important." Shuman says "Lots of times, if you ask an owner do they want to pay 30 or 40 thousand dollars or 50 thousand dollars for that sort of analysis, which can be done, there's a very limited number of people who do it. Usually the answer is no." Read More

February 17, 2015

Interning at The Philadelphia City Planning Commission: Working on Board with the 2035 Plan

Author: Emily Furlong

Written by Andrea J Smith, BS Arch Preservation '15 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has been working hard to make their 2035 plan a reality that will benefit the entire community. This plan’s three themes of Thrive, Connect, and Renew focus on specific categories within the city that can be improved. From land development to improving transportation to preserving historic sites, the 2035 plan has the ultimate goal of creating a more livable and enjoyable experience for the inhabitants as well as visitors in Philadelphia. Read More

January 22, 2015

American Institute of Architecture elects Tyler Architecture Alumni: Denise Thompson and Brian Szymanik

Author: Emily Furlong

Written by Stephanie Haller, BS Arch '15 With the new year off to a start, the AIA has recently elected new board members which includes two Temple Architecture Alumni. Denise Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, BD + C, chosen as the President Elect has been active member of the AIA Philadelphia community since beginning her career in the architecture field. Prior to her current position as President Elect, she held the titles of both the Philadelphia Director (2010-2014) and Regional Associate Director (2006-2008) on the AIA board. She has also been an associate of local Philadelphia Architecture firm, Francis Cauffman since 2003. Brian Szymanik, AIA LEED AP, recently elected as the Chapter Director of Philadelphia’s AIA is also a member of the Temple Architecture Faculty. He is one of two co-founders and principal of the design and planning firm, MAKE llc. He previously was a member of both the Marywood University and Philadelphia University Architecture faculties. Read More


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