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.
Contact + Connect
Karin SatromB.Des. in Graphic Design 2001
Karin Satrom leverages her degree in graphic design and photography as the design director at the Metropolitan Opera, where she oversees and creates the concepts and designs for all print and digital materials for each season. To improve efficiency, she reorganized the design team to create an “in-house agency,” the Met Opera Studio.
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
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Engineering Design
Fulbright scholar, TED Global Fellow, and Africa 4 Tech Digital Champion, DK Osseo-Asare is assistant professor of architecture and engineering design, facilitating collaboration among the Stuckeman School, the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, and the Materials Research Institute. He is also the director of the Humanitarian Materials Lab (HuMatLab), affiliate to the Materials Matters and Stuckeman Center for Design Computing research clusters, and associate director of Penn State’s Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Design with Africa (AESEDA). Outside the University, he is cofounder and principal of architecture and integrated design at Low Design Office (LOWDO), based in Austin, Texas, and Tema, Ghana.
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.
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