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Stuckeman School Lecture + Exhibit Series

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Each year the Stuckeman School Lecture and Exhibit Series hosts dynamic, thought-provoking professionals, educators, builders, artists, and icons from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design. We house exhibits showcasing spectacular projects and bodies of work that challenge us to achieve more than just the obvious or adequate. Our guest lecturers and exhibitors come from around the world, and span disciplines and approaches to reveal new ideas and technologies, provide professional focus, and inspire.

Jack Dangermond giving a lecture

2021–22 lectures + exhibits

Spring 2022 Lectures

Jon Key | Jan. 19 | 6 p.m.
“Designing to Amplify”
Graphic Design
Watch via YouTube

Liz Ogbu | Feb. 9 | 6 p.m.
“Design/ing in the Apocalypse”
Watch via YouTube

Marshall Brown | Feb. 23 | 6 p.m.
“Recurrent Visions”
Architecture, Kossman Lecture
Watch via YouTube

Robin Wall Kimmerer | March 2 | 6 p.m.
“The Fortress, the River, and the Garden”
Landscape Architecture, Bracken Lecture
Co-sponsors: The Arboretum at Penn State, Penn State Sustainability Institute, and Centre County Reads

Christopher Bardt | March 23 | 6 p.m.
“Material and Mind”
Watch via YouTube

Hilary Sample | March 30 | 12 p.m.
Lecture title TBD
Architecture, Kossman Lecture
Watch via YouTube

Alex Vaughn | March 30 | 6 p.m.
“Design with Disabled People Now: Including the Deaf and Disabled Communities in the Design Process”
Landscape Architecture, Bracken Lecture
Watch via YouTube

Other Lectures

 Janet Echelman | April 7 | 2 p.m.
“Radical Public Space: A New Design Approach”
As part of the 2022 ArcInTex Conference

Sean Ahlquist | April 8 | 1:55 p.m.
“Architecture and Orchids: Towards Agency in Sensorial Interaction”
As part of the 2022 ArcInTex Conference

Spring 2022 Exhibitions

“Sentinel Lands. The Geospace of Mine Fire”
Pep Avilés, Laia Celma, and Cynthia White
Jan. 31 – March 4

“Design for Disabled People Now”
Alex Vaughn
March 30 – May 31

Fall 2021 Lectures

Reza Azard | Aug. 25 | 6 p.m.
“Museum Works”
Architecture, Corbelletti Lecturer
Watch via YouTube

David Leven | Sept. 29 | 6 p.m.
“Live + Learn”
Watch via YouTube

Mark Wigley | Oct. 6 | 6 p.m.
“Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-Architectural Transmissions”
Watch via YouTube

Diane Jones Allen and Austin Allen | Nov. 1 | 6 p.m.
“Cooling Water: The Source of the African American Imprint on the Landscape”
Landscape Architecture, Bracken Fellows
Watch via YouTube

Fall 2021 Exhibitions

Department of Graphic Design Exhibition
Sept. 1 – Nov. 5

“From Earth to Mars and Back: Additive Manufacturing of Concrete Structures”
José Pinto Duarte and Shadi Nazarian
Nov. 3 – Jan. 22, 2022

Attending an event

All lectures and events are free and open to the public. Lectures take place in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space unless otherwise noted. Exhibits are housed in the school’s Willard Rouse Gallery.

Penn State has issued rules and precautions that follow, or may in some cases exceed, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit prior to attending a University event to ensure you are familiar with the rules and expectations.

The Stuckeman School encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jamie Behers at in advance of your participation or visit.

A student looking at various framed artwork displayed along a gallery wall.

Past Lectures + Exhibits

2020–21 Virtual Lectures

  • Pia Simmendinger, Corbelletti Competition
  • Juanca Cristaldo, Bracken Lecturer
  • Meredith Davis
  • Molly Oberholtzer
  • Jenny Sabin
  • Mark Jarzombek
  • Cem S. Kayatekin
  • Lukas Fúster
  • Victoria Gerson
  • Pablo Castro (Obra Architects)
  • Dayton Schroeter & Julian Arrington (SmithGroup)
  • Design Army
  • Lois Weinthal
  • Laurie Olin, Bracken Fellow
  • Local Office Landscape & Urban Design, Bracken Lecturer
  • Giorgia Lupi
  • The Black Reconstruction Collective

2019–20 Lectures

  • Susanne Gampfer, Corbelletti Competition
  • Dongsei Kim
  • Jack Dangermond, Bracken Fellow
  • The Heads of State
  • Studio Sumo
  • Sara Zewde, Bracken Lecturer
  • KAUH
  • Gabe Kean
  • Dream the Combine

2019–20 Exhibits

  • The Heads of State

2018–19 Lectures

  • Hugo Dworzak, Corbelletti Competition
  • Ben Austen
  • Ina Saltz
  • Emily McCoy
  • Julian Raxworthy
  • Marc Treib
  • Ryan Bollom
  • Keisuke Oka
  • Phil Choo
  • Brad Cloepfil
  • Robert Reed: Ingrid Schaffner+Clint Jukkala
  • Craig Buckley
  • Ceci Johnson
  • Liat Margolis
  • Larry Gorenflo

2018–19 Exhibits

  • Ina Saltz – Typographic Tattoos
  • Keisuke Oka – “Arimasuton-Biru”
  • Robert Reed
  • Liat Margolis


  • Leonidas Papalampropoulos and Georgia Syriopoulou, Corbelletti Competition
  • Art Chantry
  • Frank Baseman
  • DUST (C. Hayes + J. Robles)
  • Paul Karasik
  • E+D Symposium // Ecology and Design Collaborative
  • Luba Lukova
  • Roger Duffy
  • Hadas Steiner
  • Stefanie Pender
  • Georgios Artopolous
  • Ruchira Gupta
  • Grace Cheung
  • Elaine Molinar
  • Ken Smith, 2017-18 Bracken Fellow


  • Mike Webb, Corbelletti Competition
  • Michael Fox
  • Peggy Deamer, Kossman Lecturer
  • Richard T.T. Forman, Bracken Fellow
  • David Gouverneur
  • Jason Lutes
  • “City, Energy, Information” Symposium
  • Peter Cook
  • Martha Thorne
  • Shannon Nichol, Bracken Lecturer
  • karlssonwilker


  • James Wines, Corbelletti Competition
  • Peter Eisenman
  • Todd Kohli
  • Paul Karasik
  • Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, estudio.entresitio, Kossman Competition Juror
  • Mark Focht, University Alumni Fellow
  • Amale Andraos & Dan Wood
  • Tim Beatley, Bracken Fellow
  • Giorgia Aquilar, A.E. Bye Fellow
  • David Cunningham
  • James Kruhly
  • Pezo von Ellrichshausen
  • Christy Ten Eyck, Bracken Lecturer
  • Chaz Maviyane-Davies
  • Thomas Knüvener & Johannes Böttger, Bracken Lecturers
  • Skylar Tibbits, SCDC Lecturer
  • Martino Stierli
  • Nader Tehrani, NCMA Lecturer