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Shape the world!

The Stuckeman School, which houses undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design, prepares the designers of tomorrow to shape the world in which we live through thoughtful, collaborative, and forward-thinking design solutions that impact virtually every aspect of our lives. Each of these programs – including professional and research-focused courses of study – is taught by leaders and designed to produce leaders, and consistently high national rankings and job placement rates attest to the success of our programs and graduates. The Stuckeman School is not just a design school – it’s an incubator of ideas, a place to problem-solve, and the next step in your design education.


Creativity, excellence, and inclusion in the Stuckeman School

In the Stuckeman School, we know that creativity and innovation are multiplied exponentially through a diversity of perspectives. Our school is a learning and research community devoted to design solutions for the physical, environmental, and cultural challenges of contemporary society. We value learning and working experiences that are inclusive and equitable in serving all people, regardless of gender, race, ability, sexuality, national origin, citizenship status, religion, or socioeconomic standing. In the Stuckeman School, we strive to build a culture of excellence and inclusion where our students and faculty feel a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging.

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I am always thinking about his innovative assignments and the amazing studio culture he created. I wanted to bring that energy he had to others.
Robert Reed Workshops

Undergraduate
Degrees

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B.Arch. in Architecture

The B.Arch. is a highly sought after five-year professional degree program that consistently produces graduates who push the bounds of architecture to enhance the human experience.
Two students sitting and one student standing around a table working on designing a landscape architecture model.

B.L.A. in Landscape Architecture

The B.L.A. in Landscape Architecture immerses students in cutting-edge sustainability strategies that produce responsible and creative design for the world around us.
Students gathered around a table with sketches and a laptop open as the instructor points at concepts on the pages

B.Des. in Graphic Design

The B.Des. in Graphic Design empowers students to become innovators that meet the growing demand for branding, storytelling, visualizing information, user experience, and user interface designs.

Graduate
Degrees + Certificates

A group of Penn State Master of Architecture students gathered behind an elaborate cityscape model in the offices of architectural firm SOM.

M.Arch. in Architecture

The professional M.Arch. degree deeply explores the techniques, principles, histories, theories of architecture, preparing students to become leaders in the field.
Parametric modeled forms developed by a Penn State M.S. in Architecture student.

M.S. in Architecture (+Dual M.S. +IUG)

The M.S. in Architecture program is designed for students interested in advanced research and independent work. Integrated undergrad/grad, as well as dual-title program options exist.
Radially blurred aerial view of favelas in Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marts hill region.

Ph.D. in Architecture (+Dual Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Architecture is a research-based degree concentrating on a number of areas of inquiry. Hone the degree via research clusters, program focus areas, or dual-title options.
Landscape architecture students discussing their projects pinned up on boards.

M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture

The professional M.L.A. program at Penn State equips students with the techniques, principles, histories, theories, and technologies to become leaders in the profession of landscape architecture.
MS in Landscape Architecture students working on stormwater draining project.

M.S. in Landscape Architecture (+Dual M.S. +IUG)

The research-focused M.S. in L.A. degree, with HDNRE, Geodesign, and IUG options, is framed to enhance the expertise of individuals who already hold a professionally-accredited degree in landscape architecture or architecture.
Collage image of base map with geodesign data overlays indicating land type, use, structure, and density information.

M.P.S. / Certificate in Geodesign

The M.P.S. and graduate certificate in Geodesign are online programs that prepare students to employ a unique combination of science and design to change the way we design for a sustainable future.

Alumni Spotlight

KieranTimberlake principal and Penn State Architecture alumna Marilia Rodrigues.

Alumni Spotlight

Marilia Rodrigues

B.Arch. in Architecture 2002

Marilia Rodrigues is a principal at KieranTimberlake, an internationally recognized architecture firm noted for its commitment to research, innovation, and invention. She brings multiple technologies, voices, and talents together to achieve award-winning designs.

Cityscape featuring architectural glass structure designed by Marilia Rodrigues.
Modern residential structure elevated on stilts and featuring a with glass facade. Design by Marilia Rodrigues.

Research Centers + Initiatives

Stuckeman Center for Design Computing

Stuckeman Center for Design Computing

The SCDC is a multidisciplinary community of researchers exploring computation as a subject of creative and scholarly inquiry in design across scales and modes of engagement

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Hamer Center for Community Design

Hamer Center for Community Design

The Hamer Center serves as a laboratory for community partnerships that integrate socio-economic and environmental conscious resolution to design and planning problems.

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Ecology + Design

Ecology + Design

E+D engages research-activated design intervention that seeks to significantly improve the ecological health of the designed world, particularly in the areas of biodiversity, energy, risk and hazard, and water systems.

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Our Facilities

An exhibit gallery, digital and textile labs, resource library, and workshops
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Fabric stretched and held up on a piece of wood on a table with metal clips.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Located in 111 Stuckeman Family Building, the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library supports study and research in architecture and landscape architecture and their histories


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DigiFab

The digiFAB lab is the home for digital fabrication equipment that is used for design and research projects by faculty and students in Stuckeman


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Remote Collaboration Lab

The Remote Collaboration Lab (CoLab) offers high-end large telecommunications facilities to support remote collaborative design and research.
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Rouse Gallery

Located in the main entryway of the Stuckeman Family Building, the Willard G. Rouse gallery houses special exhibits by leaders in the fields of


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Stuckeman Shop

The Stuckeman Shop – primarily supporting architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design students – provides an excellent opportunity for motivated students to develop their ideas


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Faculty Spotlight

Red, white, and blue flag-motif and KKK white hoods graphic for anti-hate poster.
Red, white, and blue flag-motif and KKK white hoods graphic for anti-hate poster.

Ryan Russell

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

The Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé – a biennial elite international design event in Bolivia – attracts the best designs from Latin America and around the world while promoting a humanistic approach to design. Two posters designed by Ryan Russell, associate professor of graphic design, were accepted into the 2019 BICeBé. Russell’s poster for “Deconstructing Symbols of Hate in America” was selected in the cultural category. His other selected poster, this time in the advertising category, was for an immersive augmented reality exhibition called “TOUCH.”

Ryan Russell

Stuckeman Advisory Council

The Stuckeman Advisory Council is an aspirational group that assists the school in understanding what is important and/or emerging in our design professions, thereby helping to guide our future.

Mission

Our generous benefactor, the late Cal Stuckeman, included the wise mandate for an advisory council in his $20 million gift to establish the Stuckeman School. The council’s role is that of an aspirational advisory board – in other words – to assist the school in understanding what is important and/or emerging in our design professions, thereby helping to guide our future. Below is a list of the current Stuckeman Advisory Council members.

Members

Helen Armstrong

Helen Armstrong

Professor of Graphic Design, NC State University, College of Design
Bio


Keith Bowers, FASLA, PLA, PWS

Founder/President, Biohabitats
Bio


B. Stephen Carpenter

B. Stephen Carpenter II (Ex-Officio)

Professor of Art Education and African American Studies; Dean, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State
Bio


Anne Chen

Principal, GBBN
Bio


Meredith Davis, FAIGA

Professor Emerita of Graphic Design, NC State University, College of Design
Bio


Billy Fleming

Billy Fleming

Wilks Family Director, Ian L. McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design
Bio


Sarah Gibbons

Sarah Gibbons

Chief Designer, Nielsen Norman Group
Bio


Allan Greenberger, FAIA

Vice President for Real Estate & Facilities, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Art & Design
Bio


Trish Harrington

TBA


Dana Hope

TBA


Diane Jones Allen

Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., PLA, FASLA

Principal, Design Jones LLC; Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington
Bio


Judith Kinnard

Judith Kinnard, FAIA

Professor of Architecture, Harvey-Wadsworth Chair of Landscape Urbanism, Tulane University, School of Architecture
Bio


Patricia Kucker

Patricia Kucker (Ex-Officio)

Teaching Professor of Architecture; Interim Director, Stuckeman School, Penn State
Bio


Don Marinelli, Ph.D.

Cofounder, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University (retired)
Bio


Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP

Landscape Architect, Design Workshop; Associate Professor of Practice, NC State University, College of Design
Bio


Elaine Molinar

Elaine Molinar, AIA, NCARB

Architect & Managing Partner, Snøhetta
Bio


Anthony Naccarato

Anthony Naccarato, PE, SE, SEC

President, O’Donnell & Naccarato
Website


Matthew B. Parkinson, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Director,
The Learning Factory; Penn State; College of Engineering
Bio


John Perkins

Chief Financial Officer, Upward Farms
Bio


Dan Pitera

Dan Pitera

Professor & Dean, Detroit Mercy School of Architecture + Community Development
Bio


Andrew Witkin, ASLA

President & CEO, Witkin Hults + Partners
Website


Karen Zuckerman

TBD

The possibilities were, and are, endless.

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Dec 2

Art After Hours: Museum and Chill

Palmer Museum of Art
With the end of the semester closing in, take some time to relax and rejuvenate amidst beautiful art.  Enjoy a creative outlet by making holiday cards inspired by Japanese

Events

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Sawyer Seminar Mapping Contagion

Borland Bldg 112
image by Holli Turner
Dec 2

 lecture by Colin Rose, “Putting Florence on the Map: Crime and Disease in an Early Modern GIS” Events – A Sawyer Seminar at Penn State


Sawyer Seminar: Quarantine and the Built Environment - Hospitals

Borland Bldg 112
Place holder image for Events
Jan 20

lecture by John Henderson, "Spaces of contagion and Treatment of Disease in Early Modern Italy" Events – A Sawyer Seminar at Penn State | Fall


Sawyer Seminar: Architectures of Containment

Borland Bldg 112
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Feb 24

lecture by Lisa Pon, "Death on Paper in Early Modern Venice" Events – A Sawyer Seminar at Penn State | Fall 2021-Spring 2022 (psu.edu)if you


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News from A&A

Stuckeman architecture students earn honorable mention in design competition

A pair of Stuckeman School architecture students earned fourth place/honorable mention honors in the Museum of Outdoor Arts third annual national collegiate design competition.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  A pair of students pursuing their bachelor of architecture degrees from the Stuckeman School at Penn State earned fourth place/honorable mention honors in the Museum of


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Stuckeman School professor uses virtual reality to expand studio environment

Travis Flohr led a virtual reality-based studio for undergraduate and graduate students during the fall 2020 semester that allowed students to have more learning opportunities
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Architecture student’s research uses fungi for better building acoustics

Architecture student Natalie Walter researches the use of fungi in creating acoustic panels.
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