Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

    May 2, 2024

    Life After Tyler: 2024 Graduates Share Their Plans

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Graduating senior Chloe Mordan (Ceramics BFA ’24) first had the opportunity to work at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA, as a summer intern last year. That experience has landed her a job with the working history museum, which still produces handmade ceramics tiles in the way its founder did in the late 19th century. “It’s a nice combination for my Ceramics concentration and Art History minor,” Mordan said of her position, which will involve demonstrating how the tiles are made using old equipment in the Arts and Crafts style of the time. She credits a class field trip to the museum with Associate Professor Lauren Sandler with helping her land the internship.  Read More

    April 10, 2024

    Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

    March 26, 2024

    Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

    February 26, 2024

    Architecture Professor Designs with Neuroscience in Mind

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    When Associate Professor of Architecture Na Wei contemplates new ways to design buildings, she doesn’t only consider the architectural elements and materials that she might use. Wei also ponders how those components can influence the way people think and feel.“My current research delves into the intersection of architecture and neuroscience, particularly through dynamic experiments in architectural spaces to study the relationship between architectural form language and human perception,” said Wei, who in December was a guest speaker at the 2023 International Conference on Neuroaesthetics, held in Guangzhou, China. Read More

    October 17, 2023

    Art History co-sponsors talk: Gardens of Commemoration, from Rome to Philadelphia

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Dr. Victoria Austen, the Robert Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Innovation in the Humanities and Classics at Carleton College, will be lecturing on gardens, which have come to be understood as a powerful setting in which societies embed a series of beliefs, myths and fictions. This talk will highlight the use of garden space in acts of commemoration form two seemingly disparate cultural and temporal contexts - the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Founder's Garden at Temple University - and explore how an ancient Roman tomb, reimagined in the sixteenth-century as a sculpture garden, can help us consider the ways in which the Founder's Garden mediates between past and present, real and imaginary, naturla and monumental. Read More

    October 13, 2023

    Horticulture Major Tests Forest Recovery at Ambler Campus

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the second of four articles about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees.Horticulture major Trinity Flores (BS Hort ’24) developed a love for nature as a young student attending Waldorf schools, an academically rigorous education program where the focus on experiential learning often took her outdoors.“I learned to milk cows when I was in third grade,” Flores, a Pottstown native, said. Read More

    February 23, 2023

    Temple Ambler's Secret to Forced Plant Growth for PHS Flower Show

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Benjamin Snyder, Manager of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture Greenhouse Education and Research Complex at Temple Ambler, Temple Horticulture senior Ethan Smith, and Landscape Architecture sophomore Owen Lambert are working to convince 852 plants from 65 different species that less than two weeks from now would be the perfect time to bloom. Read More

    January 24, 2023

    Tyler's AED Presents Lecture Series Announces Lineup of Speakers

    Author: Anonymous

    The spring season of Tyler School of Art and Architecture's major speaker series — Critical Dialogues, AED Presents, and the Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Lecture — begins this month featuring both in-house and internationally acclaimed practitioners. On the AED side, lecturers include a handful of Tyler's own faculty, who will discuss their research and how it informs their teaching, architects from local firms, and an architectural critic from the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Read More

    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. Read More

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