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

November 14, 2023

Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

This fall and summer have been an exciting and prolific time for Tyler’s faculty members. Across every discipline and program, our accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions around the world, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities.  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

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

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