Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

    September 1, 2022

    Temple Ambler Reflects on First Anniversary of Tornado Damage

    Author: Emily Herbein

    On the first anniversary of the tornado that ravaged much of the Temple Ambler campus arboretum and greenery, Tyler's Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty reflected on the rebuilding process and educational benefits found in recovery efforts and regrowth. Sasha Eisenmann, Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kate Wingert-Playdon, Associate Dean and Director of Architecture and Environmental Design, and Kathy Salisbury, Ambler Arboretum Director and adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, spoke with both Temple Now and The Philadelphia Inquirer about the storm's devastation and what the community has learned about resilience. Read More

    August 26, 2022

    Tyler Welcomes Five New AED Faculty Members

    Author: Emily Herbein

    This fall, Tyler’s Architecture and Environmental Design department welcomes three new full-time faculty members: Assistant Professor of Architecture Jeffrey Nesbit, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Nathan Heavers, and Assistant Professor of Instruction in Planning and Community Development Ryan Devlin. Each brings a unique set of skills and knowledge, ranging from informal urban spaces to infrastructure to forest management. In separate interviews, the three discussed what drew them to Tyler, their practices, and how they feel they will enrich AED’s rigorous and diverse curriculum.   Read More

    February 2, 2022

    Temple Contemporary Launches Its Seed Packet Project This Spring

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Allyson Church, graduate assistant with Temple Contemporary and MArch candidate, has been spearheading the gallery’s Seed Packet Project, an initiative to bridge the arts with the built disciplines in a unique and interactive way.   Having initially received her BFA in Printmaking, Church took a gap year between degrees to learn farming methods since she felt like pursuing a career in the fine arts wasn’t necessarily for her. While working at a flower farm in Philadelphia, she learned about land use and regenerative farming.   Read More

    December 3, 2021

    Dr. Lolly Tai (ASLA) Announces Her Retirement and Celebrates 20 Years at Tyler

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Dr. Lolly Tai, a Professor of Landscape Architecture, will retire at the end of this semester after 20 years of teaching at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. A prominent Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a recipient of the Bradford Williams Medal, the Award of Distinction from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and most impressively, the 2021 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal, Art and Architecture, her time at Tyler has been highly decorated.  Dr. Tai's teaching style revolved around "the idea of professionalism and good work ethics." Her students were encouraged to build and sustain real-world relationships with their community, value public service projects, and pay attention to the ever-changing role that landscape architecture plays in our every day lives. Her studio maintained an atmosphere of "openness and learning," and with that she forged a close-knit network of current students and alumni. Read More

    November 16, 2021

    Remembering Professor Emeritus George Whiting, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Professor Emeritus George C. Whiting was a constant presence in Tyler’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture program even after his early retirement in 2006. He often made stops by the department on the Ambler campus in the years that followed to catch up with faculty and check in on the various programs, as his colleagues and students fondly remember.  Dr. Whiting passed away on September 4, 2021, but his legacy lives on in the memories of those he taught and worked with during his more than two decades of teaching at Tyler. Read More

    October 27, 2021

    AED Presents: Andrea Cochran

    Author: Emily Herbein

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to present Immersive Landscapes with esteemed landscape architect Andrea Cochran as a part of its virtual lecture series on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Cochran will discuss the process of creating landscapes that visualize the ephemeral and transitory elements of our natural world. She encourages audiences to approach the concept of space through a different lens and emphasizes the experiential qualities of the built environment in order to cultivate an evergreen connection to people and their surroundings. Read More

    June 8, 2021

    Tyler Horticulture Grad Student Earns Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarship

    Author: Zachary Vickers

    Alyssa Hannigan, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Horticulture graduate student, has received The Garden Club of America’s (GCA) Katharine M. Grosscup Scholarships in Horticulture, which celebrates friendship and the love of gardening within the GCA. “I'm honored to receive this scholarship because it will help fund my education towards a master's in landscape architecture,” said Hannigan. “I've always had a great admiration for the natural world and plants, so receiving this award from the Garden Club of America is confirmation that I'm headed in the right direction.” Read More

    May 27, 2021

    Tyler student aspires to help build city neighborhood

    Author: Zachary Vickers

    This blog post is an edited version of an original story written by Temple Now's Tori Addison. You can read the full story here. In the spring of 2021, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Landscape Architecture student Savina Echeverria (BArch '22) explored her interests, combining knowledge learned inside the classroom with hands-on experience in real-world settings, by working directly with city officials on revitalization efforts for a neighborhood in Upper Darby—an urban township that borders Philadelphia. Read More


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