Stuckeman School to host open house highlighting design research


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School at Penn State is hosting a Research Open House on Sept. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to showcase the breadth of design research being done by the school’s faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, along with collaborators from the college and the larger University community.

The Stuckeman Research Open House will be a hybrid event to be held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space and via the Gather.Town platform.

Projects from researchers within the school’s three centers — Ecology plus Design (E+D), Hamer Center for Community Design and Stuckeman Center for Design Computing – will be featured, along with other research from faculty members across the school’s Departments of Architecture, Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture.

“At the Stuckeman School, we believe in making possibilities possible through co-designing integrated design and innovations. We are dedicated to preparing future designers collectively to meet the pressing challenges we are facing and to shape the world in which we live together,” said Chingwen Cheng, director of the Stuckeman School. “The synergy of our faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students from our three departments and three research centers in advancing integrated knowledge to understand the complex systems and wicked problems in the real world, and to co-design innovations in addressing sustainability, resilience and design justice to improve the quality of life in communities from the local to the global level, is evidenced in the breadth and depth of design research in our school. I sincerely invite you to visit our open house and see what possibilities are possible in shaping positive futures through design, and to welcome you to co-design with the Stuckeman School.”

This year’s Open House is being organized by Andy Cole, director of E+D, which was officially granted research center status in July.

“The students and faculty of the Stuckeman School produce wonderful research and creative accomplishments that will be on display during the open house,” said Cole, who is a professor of landscape architecture and ecology at Penn State. “Please take some time to come and view the wide range of creative and research efforts on display throughout the Stuckeman Family Building.”