Sally Harrison, AIA

Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison, AIA

Sally Harrison is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and has professional and teaching expertise in social impact design, sustainable urban design, and urban history/theory. She serves as head of the Master of Architecture Program and is the leader and co-founder of The Urban Workshop, an interdisciplinary university-based collaborative undertaking community-centered research, design and design-build projects in local neighborhoods. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Communities.

Professor Harrison’s design and scholarship addresses reemerging postindustrial neighborhoods as sites for social justice, creativity and learning. Her work in is published in books and academic journals and has been recognized in national, international and regional design awards programs (SEED, AIA PA). Recent authored publications include: “In-Between: Places of Resilience in the Post-Industrial City” in Int/AR Journal Volume 5: Resilience and Adaptability (Birkhauser 2014), “Trans-activism in Design: A Case Study”, in CHANGE, Architecture, Education, Practices (ACSA 2013); ”Uncovering the Human Landscape of North Philadelphia” in Service Learning in Design and Planning: Education at the Boundaries (New Village Press 2012). Harrison’s work has been presented as a case study in Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity (Hinson and Miller, Routledge 2013). Her research has been supported by Temple University, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the EPA.

Ms. Harrison has served on the boards of the state and local chapters of AIA, and on the Advisory Board of Design of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. She is a founding member of the Community Design Collaborative and serves as a member of the organization’s Advisory Council. She an Editorial Board member of Context, the Journal of the Philadelphia AIA, and has recently co-edited the AIA Convention issue: Design and Social Justice. She is a member of the board of directors of the Village of Arts and Humanities.

Professor Harrison received her Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.