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Catalyzing Research

Welcome to Arts and Architecture Research. Our mission is simple: to act as a catalyst for faculty and students in attaining their research ambitions, and to position these activities as a central component of the research enterprise at Penn State.

We aim to foster within the college a vibrant culture of inquiry that promotes excellence within our disciplines, while at the same time leveraging the potential of a comprehensive research university.

If you are a member of our community, we invite you to use the resources here to further your research agenda.

Graduate research and creative achievements

Explore. Design. Create. Perform. Inspire. The College of Arts and Architecture is delighted to present the work and celebrate the achievements of our graduates.
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Research Centers + Initiatives

The College of Arts and Architecture provides research space, funding and project development opportunities through a variety of Centers and Institutes.

Arts and Design Research Incubator

Arts and Design Research Incubator

ADRI coordinates and hosts a range of programming designed to foster, support, and broadly disseminate innovative arts, design, and health-focused research and practice.

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Borland Project Space

Borland Project Space

Borland Project Space projects, workshops, and exhibitions move beyond traditional notions of exhibition, performance, and scholarly programming to reveal the processes and procedures of “arts research.”

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C-PAD

C-PAD

C-PAD is a nexus for scholars, artists, designers, practitioners, and community members who share a common interest in learning and teaching through the arts.

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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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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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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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News from A&A

Stuckeman School graduate student awarded Scientific Merit Award

Nastaran Tebyanian, a doctoral candidate in architecture with a focus on landscape architecture, recently won a Scientific Merit Award from the Journal of Digital Architecture.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nastaran Tebyanian, a Penn State Stuckeman School doctoral candidate in architecture with a focus on landscape architecture, recently won a Scientific Merit Award from the Journal


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New podcast engages research to improve the world’s ecological health

A new E+D podcast series addresses the areas of biodiversity, energy, risk and hazard and water systems in order to bring light to the importance of the world.
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Penn State team develops prototype for testing site protective booth

A team of faculty, graduate students and staff from the Stuckeman School and the College of Engineering at Penn State have teamed up to design and build a “glove box nursing booth”
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