November 7, 2017
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:
May 4, 2017
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!
February 23, 2017
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.
February 20, 2017
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.
February 13, 2017
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:
Betty F. Bluvshtein*
John J. Pron*
Jordan M. Mrazik
Mark Lewis Krawitz*
*Temple Rome Alumni
Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 6 pm-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm.
February 2, 2017
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?
January 2, 2017
Written by Stephanie Haller, BSArch '15
Interview with Kathleen Grady, Director of Sustainability, Temple University
Kathleen Grady shared her ecstatic thoughts on the fact that the Architecture Building, as of December 1st, was the first university-wide campus building to obtain LEED Silver status.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, authorized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is well-known as being dedicated to today’s environmentally conscious, energy efficient initiatives, specifically for the built environment.
For Kathleen Grady, this is another attribution to how the Temple community can become aware and take part in the sustainable practices that are spread across campus. The Office of Sustainability holds three objectives when considering their projects’ effects on the community:
1) Advocate for green buildings and operations