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.
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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Penn State Graphic Design has greatly prepared me for the industry client-designer dynamic by teaching me to be confident in my creative vision. It has also provided me with the ability to quickly adapt to constructive critique.
Nick WilsonB.Des. in Graphic Design 2019
Nick Wilson is a New York City-based photographer and graphic designer. Passionate about creative storytelling within the fields of fashion, music, and culture, he currently works at Gradient Experiential as a junior graphic designer. In this role, he designs digital and printed assets for clients such as Lamborghini, Audemars Piguet, CeraVe, and more.
Research Centers + Initiatives
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
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.
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.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Immersive Environments Lab
Remote Collaboration Lab
Stuckeman Career Development Professor in Design
Pep Avilés is a historian, architect, and professor specializing in postwar and contemporary architecture. His academic research explores the impact media had on the materiality of architecture and the redefinition of modernism after World War II.
Avilés’ work has been sponsored by the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Getty Research Center, and has been exhibited at the Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona (2017) and the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2019), among others. He is the founding editor of the journal Faktur: Documents and Architecture.
Stuckeman Advisory Council
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.
Professor of Graphic Design, NC State University, College of Design
Keith Bowers, FASLA, PLA, PWS
B. Stephen Carpenter II (Ex-Officio)
Professor of Art Education and African American Studies; Dean, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State
Meredith Davis, FAIGA
Professor Emerita of Graphic Design, NC State University, College of Design
Wilks Family Director, Ian L. McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design
Chief Designer, Nielsen Norman Group
Allan Greenberger, FAIA
Vice President for Real Estate & Facilities, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Art & Design
Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., PLA, FASLA
Principal, Design Jones LLC; Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington
Judith Kinnard, FAIA
Professor of Architecture, Harvey-Wadsworth Chair of Landscape Urbanism, Tulane University, School of Architecture
Patricia Kucker (Ex-Officio)
Teaching Professor of Architecture; Interim Director, Stuckeman School, Penn State
Don Marinelli, Ph.D.
Cofounder, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University (retired)
Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP
Landscape Architect, Design Workshop; Associate Professor of Practice, NC State University, College of Design
Elaine Molinar, AIA, NCARB
Architect & Managing Partner, Snøhetta
Anthony Naccarato, PE, SE, SEC
President, O’Donnell & Naccarato
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
Chief Financial Officer, Upward Farms
Professor & Dean, Detroit Mercy School of Architecture + Community Development
Andrew Witkin, ASLA
President & CEO, Witkin Hults + Partners
The possibilities were, and are, endless.
News from A&A
Graphic design students recognized with 29 Graphis awards, honorable mentions
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Twenty-nine designs by Stuckeman School graphic design students were recognized at the 2022 Graphis New Talent Annual Awards competition. The Graphis New Talent Awards honor awardees
Stuckeman School lab showcases work at Biomaterial Building Exposition
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Interdisciplinary research team receives IEE grant for urban forest research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – An interdisciplinary team led by Travis Flohr, assistant professor of landscape architecture in the Stuckeman School, was awarded a $30,000 through the Penn State Institutes ofRead More