Chandler-Ullmann 210

The Dept of Art, Architecture and Design 

Lehigh in Italy
Explore the cities of Vicenza, Venice, Verona, Padua and the surrounding countryside 
May 27 - June 24, 2018
Information meeting this Wednesday November 15 at 4:10pm in room 210 CU
Contact Professor Anthony Viscardi
Karyn Olivier Horger Artist in Residence Spring 2018
Chandler-Ullmann 317

Karyn Olivier is the Horger Artist in Residence in the department of Art, Architecture and Design for the spring 2018 semester. Come hear about her work, her plans for her spring class and her installation work and exhibition on Lehigh's campus.

Oct 26, 2017
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Chandler-Ullmann 317


Please welcome Peter Lusch, Professor of Practice to the AAD department this fall where he is currently teaching Introduction to Graphic Design, Web Design I and Fusion.  Peter Lusch earned an MFA in graphic design at Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s in graphic design at Eastern Michigan University. Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, Lusch was an assistant professor of graphic design at Penn State University. He has presented his work in numerous venues as well as exhibiting and publishing his work in Graphic Design USA, Communications Arts, and journal Design and Culture.  

Anthony Viscardi

The 2017 Fall Conference - Crossings Between the Proximate and Remote, will be held October 12-14 in Marfa, Texas.   Abstracts were reviewed by anonymous peer-reviewers and this year's acceptance rate was a competitive 31%. 

Shadow Landings, a massive 3D abstract/conceptual piece measuring 9 x 55 feet, which was on view at the Allentown Art Museum's Trexler Hall earlier this year initially began in a glass-walled studio called the Creativity Lab on Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown.  The Creativity Lab began as a collaboration between City Center Lehigh Valley and the Allentown art museum to encourage community engagement.  At the Creativity Lab the public could watch and participate in workshops and open studios.  Shadow Landings currently resides in Viscardi’s studio space in Bethlehem.  

National Museum of Industrial History, South Bethlehem, PA


Saturday, December 10th @ 3pm
National Museum of Industrial History
South Bethlehem, PA

For the last portion of a three-course series in Product Design, Lehigh University students were challenged to design products to be sold at the National Museum of Industrial History in South Bethlehem.  The products are inspired by the museum and all contain a sheet metal component, but vary greatly in size and price. As college students, this is the first time we are selling our work and are super excited to share it with you!

Exhibition photos by Lehigh University photographer Christa New on this  site's Gallery page.


Dale Strohl '58 Grant Award Recipients
The Dale S. Strohl '58 Award supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for students working with any Lehigh faculty member.  A Strohl grant is intended to expand the experiences, perspective and skills of our students through involvement in research.  The following students were awarded grants for the work as titled:
Hadi El-Kebbi '19
Richard Redd Award
Named for emeritus faculty, Richard Redd this award bestowed annually by faculty to a student with senior standing majoring in art, architecture, design or art history for their outstanding performance in the classroom and studio while making significant contributions to the culture of the department and fostering a healthy espirit de corps.  The 2016 award was split between the following well deserving students: 

Patch Kroll, Design '16
Theodore U. Horger '61 Award
The establishment of two permanent endowment funds from his estate: the Theodore U. Horger '61 Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship Fund and the Theodore U. Horger '61 Artist-In-Residence Fund in the Performing & Visual Arts is a most fitting and perpetual memorial of Ted's love for Lehigh and the visual and performing arts.  The 2016 award was given to rising senior:
Winnie Gu '19
Williams Prize
Established in 1908 by Edward H. Williams, professor of geology and mechanical engineering, the Williams Prizes, which range from $200 to $100, recognize outstanding work in writing and performance.  The 2016 prize recipients in AAD are:  
Lehigh Review
The Lehigh Review is an entirely student-produced journal of the arts and sciences which contains undergraduate art, scholarly articles, academic essays or book reviews written for a Lehigh course.  The Review publishes submissions which demonstrate imagination, original insight and mastery of the subject.  The 2016 twenty-fourth volume included works from the following AAD students:
Design Editor
Staff Editor

Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society in the United States and is represented at Lehigh by the Beta chapter of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the 27th oldest in the nation.  This year's recipients are
Department Honors
Exceptional students in Art, Architecture and Design may apply for departmental honors at the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year.  To be eligible a student must attain a 3.5 GPA in his or her major program and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.  The following were 2015-2016 Department Honors students:


Jolie Coquette_Alston

AAD alumnus Kimber-Lee Alston, Design'13, TE '14 is the founder of Jolie Coquette. Kimber-Lee is based in San Francisco, CA and recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her "Ready-to-Play-Wear" Playsuit.

Image borrowed from Jolie Coquette website.

Athena Jewelry - Christina Kazakia '08

AAD design alumnus Christina Kazakia '08 designed smart safe jewelry "Athena" for Philly start up Roar for Good. Check out their Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund her design.

Congratulations to Randi Tutelman, Design '12, TE '13G and Amy Mazius, Design '13, co-founders of Eleanor Kalle, a lifestyle jewelry brand with products selling at four Urban Outfitters stores in New York City and Los Angeles.

Image borrowed from Eleanor Kalle website.

Kristopher Takács, Arch '95 (by SOM)

Congratulation to AAD architecture alum, Kristopher Takács, Arch '95 who will assume the lead in the Washington, D.C. practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Dominique Brown '14

Dominique tells the story of her RIND project

Lisa Glover - Dino

Lisa Glover '13, graduated from Lehigh with a major in architecture and art minor.  While continuing her education in Lehigh's Technical Entrepreneur graduate program, she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign enabling her to fund her start up company KitRex - a puzzle-craft company.