Lecture Series

Fon Wang Lecture

Join us for a lecture by Fon Wang in Architecture 104.

Fon Wang joined the architecture/engineering firm Ballinger in August 2015 as director of historic preservation. Significant projects include a major renovation of the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company complex  and the adaptive reuse of the Corn Exchange National Bank in the National Historic District of Old City.

From 2005 to 2015, Fon was principal of UCI Architects providing architecture, planning and historic preservation services. Notable projects included five ground-up stations along the Market Street Elevated Train, the renovation of Historic Wayne Junction Station, and the renovation and addition to the historic campus for the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (originally Germantown Academy). The firm’s renovation of Humphrey Hall, the first building on the campus of Cheyney University of Philadelphia, and  the modernization of historic Wayne Junction Station received grand jury awards from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Fon was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 40 under 40 local proven performers in their industries and communities and received the Young Architects Award from the AIA Philadelphia. Her professional affiliations include: Board Member Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and Design Services Committee Community Design Collaborative. 

  • Date & Time

    2019-09-18 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location

    Architecture 104, Tyler School of Art and Architecture
  • Category

Architecture Lecture-Flavio Janches

Flavio Janches is a practicing architect, researcher, and professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture at TU Delft, The Netherlands, in 2015, and previously a Diploma of Architect from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is the principal of BJC Architecture Studio, specializing in architecture and urban design. Janches is a professor in the University of Buenos Aires, a guest lecturer at the Berlage Institute and a visiting scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American studies at Harvard University. Janches is the author of the book “Public Space in a Fragmented City” (Nobuko, 2012). Along with his research, Janches directs the Argentine office of the Playspace Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, with the mission of improving the life of children in slums. Under Flavio’s direction, the organization has carried out multiple physical interventions throughout Buenos Aires’ shanty-towns, focusing on improving the quality of public spaces.
 

Architecture Lecture- Rachel Goffe

Rachel Goffe, Ph.D., R.A. is a human geographer and a licensed architect. Her research focuses on the relationships among the built environment, land rights, and livelihood. She has done research in Jamaica, where she is originally from, and in Philadelphia, where she has lived for many years. In Jamaica, she investigated new policy regarding squatting, to understand how that process was shaped by the negotiations of informal residents with various aspects of the Jamaican state—from social welfare to enforcement agencies. Dr. Goffe earned a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Temple University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
 

Architecture Lecture- David Rupp

Dave Rupp is an accomplished architect who has developed a distinguished career in project management and construction management of complex high-design buildings over the course of his 35 year career.  A 1982 graduate of the Temple Architecture Program (then part of the Engineering School), he also received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997.  David’s most recent and highest profile project was as the Project Director with Turner Construction for the Jean Nouvel designed Louvre AbuDhabi from the start of construction in 2013 through its completion in 2017.  This unique and unusual museum is the centerpiece of Abu Dhabi’s much publicized Saadiyat Cultural District, and the culmination of that country’s 21st Century global re-branding initiatives.David has received numerous awards for his work, including a GSA Award for Design Excellence, two CMAA Project of the Year awards (National Constitution Center and Comcast), and an Engineering News Record Global Project of the Year award in 2013 for the Gate Towers project in Abu Dhabi.  

Architecture Lecture-Tim Kearney

Tim Kearney has recently assumed as PA Senator, becoming the first architect in the history of the state holding such post. Kearney holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Architecture from Catholic University in Washington DC. As design principal for CuetoKEARNEYdesign, Kearney is responsible for project design and management; among his latest projects are the Metropolitan Hall at Widener University and the Science Center at Cheyney University. Previously and for more than a decade, Kearney was Associate Architect at Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. In addition to practice, Kearney teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and is chair of the Swarthmore Borough Planning Commission.

Jenny Wu- Architecture Spring Lecture Series

Oyler Wu Collaborative is a Los Angeles based architecture and design firm founded by Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu in 2004. The firm is recognized for its experimentation in fabrication, material research, and design work that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. The office has won numerous awards, including 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2013 Emerging Talent Award from AIA California Council, and 2011 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League New York.
 
LACE by Jenny Wu is the leading 3D printed jewelry brand created by Jenny Wu, architect and partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative. Design by Jenny, with the architectural staff at Oyler Wu Collaborative the pieces are a direct reflection of the creative interests of the firm. The collection reflects Jenny’s architectural aesthetic, marrying line-based geometry with intricate organic movement to create avant-garde designed with a high level of digital refinement. Since its launch in 2014, LACE has been widely featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Los Angeles times, etc. Her designs have been worn by celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Lucy Liu, Jessica Alba, and Christina Aguilera.
 

Jenny Wu- Architecture Spring Lecture Series

Oyler Wu Collaborative is a Los Angeles based architecture and design firm founded by Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu in 2004. The firm is recognized for its experimentation in fabrication, material research, and design work that challenges the typical vision of the built environment. The office has won numerous awards, including 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2013 Emerging Talent Award from AIA California Council, and 2011 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League New York.
 
LACE by Jenny Wu is the leading 3D printed jewelry brand created by Jenny Wu, architect and partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative. Design by Jenny, with the architectural staff at Oyler Wu Collaborative the pieces are a direct reflection of the creative interests of the firm. The collection reflects Jenny’s architectural aesthetic, marrying line-based geometry with intricate organic movement to create avant-garde designed with a high level of digital refinement. Since its launch in 2014, LACE has been widely featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Los Angeles times, etc. Her designs have been worn by celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Lucy Liu, Jessica Alba, and Christina Aguilera.
 

Architecture Lecture-Allison Cobb

Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-World, originally published by Factory School with a new edition in 2018 from Nightboat Books. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and many other journals. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-hosts The Switch reading, art, and performance series and performs in the collaboration Suspended Moment.

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