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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

April 27, 2022

Temple's 30 Under 30 Features Two Tyler Alums

Author: Emily Herbein

This year, Temple's annual 30 Under 30 list features two Tyler graduates, Rachel Bell (BFA '17) and Amirah Mitchell (BS '21). Each year, Temple University reconnects with 30 of its best and brightest graduates under the age of 30 across all schools to find out how they've become innovators in their fields. Thanks to an extensive alumni network, these honorees are furthering Temple's legacy for the better. The 2022 award recipients will be formally recognized during Temple Made Days, April 25–30.  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

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