Student News

Congratulations to AAD student Sophia Eschenbach-Smith, the recipient of this year’s Leonard P. Pool Prize! The prize is awarded each year to students who exhibit entrepreneurial talents, such as creating a product or operating a business while attending classes at Lehigh. Sophia’s award-winning design began with a solution to a cut-and-paste project in ART03: Two-Dimensional Design!

17 Memorial Drive East, Bethlehem, PA
Save the Date!
May 4th, 2018 - AAD Event: Moving On Starts with a Farewell | Chandler-Ullmann Hall | Mountaintop
4:30-6pm Alumni Panel Discussion
6pm - Award Ceremony and Farewell to Retiring Faculty, Bruce Thomas & Ricardo Viera
6:30-8:30pm Mountaintop Reception
Please join faculty, students and alumni of the Department of Art, Architecture & Design in celebrating the beginning of a new chapter with a farewell to Chandler-Ullmann and a warm welcome to our new home on the Mountaintop campus. Following our alumni panel discussion in Chandler-Ullmann, we will be paying tribute to our retiring faculty, Bruce Thomas and Ricardo Viera, and also unveiling the Richard Redd Award with the announcement of this year’s recipient.
At the conclusion of the presentation we will be providing transportation to Mountaintop for a festive cocktail reception and buffet.
Please join us for a most memorable evening!
Alumni interested in attending the event should contact Jason Travers for additional details  (
Suggested museums to visit • Museum of Arts and Design • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum • The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Frick Collection • The Museum of Modern Art • National Academy of Design Museum • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Sunday, April 15, 2018
AAD students and students currently enrolled in AAD classes ride FREE after refundable deposit - $15 deposit at registration refunded at check-in on day of trip.
LU Students  • $25 non-refundable
Faculty/Staff/Lehigh Community • $40 non-refundable
Visit the AAD Department CU 212A or 213 to register and pay your deposit.    
Please note: You must bring your own money for food and personal purchases. Museum admission for students is covered day of trip only and if visiting with AAD Professor.  Reimbursements will not be issued at a later time.  
7:45am • Check in, Packard Lab/STEPS crosswalk 
8:00am • Depart from Lehigh. Drop-off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Join AAD class groups for admission into museum or visit 
museums of your choice. 
5:00pm • Depart Metropolitan Museum of Art 
7:00pm • Arrive at Lehigh

Talk with Principal, Creative Director Allan Espiritu of the Philadelphia-based graphic design studio GDLOFT today Wed, Feb 28. Skype-in talk starts 7pm in the Fusion Studio, Chandler UIlmann.

Last information meeting today Wednesday, Feb 28 @4:10pm in CU 210. Deadline to register March 2. Contact Professor Anthony Viscardi,

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:


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
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.


Lehigh University Center

Student Photography Exhibition

Hadi El Kebbi Portraits of Beirut

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 30


Mediterranean refreshments.

Gallery Talk from 7:30-8pm

Girdler Gallery

Lehigh University Center

Chandler Ullmann

Terry Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder, circuit bender and educator. Join us for a lunchtime lecture at 12pm in Chandler-Ullmann 230.  Terry Dame will discuss acoustic and electronic instrument making.   Refreshments provided - pizza and cookies.  

Friday 11/4 - UC Lawn

At Fusion Studio we have a theory that as Lehigh students, we tend to assign labels to each other, but actually “we're knot so different”... To prove our theory, we will be hosting a campus-wide, interactive art installation promoting Lehigh unity through string art! Join the Fusion team this Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 4pm on the UC Front Lawn to see how you ~tie~ in with the Lehigh community (and grab some free snacks and Fusion stuff)!

Lehigh University Chandler-Ullmann 208

AIA Eastern Pennsylvania October Chapter Meeting


Thursday, October 19th, 5 PM Lehigh University, Chandler-Ullmann Hall, Room 208

This historic landmark building occupies most of a city block in an important part of the city of Bethlehem. It is a significant resource that has been left vacant for many years. What can be done to save it? How can architects help the current owner? 


  • 5:00 PM AIA Introduction to Architecture Students and dinner provided by Lehigh Catering (Sandwiches/Beverages/Desserts)
  • 5:30 PM Design Charrette-AIA Architects team with student groups to design a new Boyd Theater in the City of Bethlehem.
  • 7:30 PM Voting for winning design

Cost: Free, Click here to Register by October 17th

Parking available at the Alumni Memorial Garage (No cost), Zoellner Arts Center Garage ($2), or on the street (Metered) This event will only work if there is AIA member participation.

Join us for fun, collaboration, spirited design discussion, and just a little pressure as the deadline time looms.




2nd Floor Coxe Hall

Calling on all aspiring designers! Special design event this Friday - a design competition for the new Global Union Lounge.  Friday, Oct 13 @ 1pm in Global Lounge Coxe Hall Room 215.  Bring your friends for excellent food and a couple of hours of brainstorming and mad sketching. The winning designs will be built! We have a healthy budget and the possibilities are exciting! 

Read the design brief:

Check out pictures of the space to be redesigned:

Purity - Photography by Justine Gaetano, Purity - Photography by Justine Gaetano
Fowler Blast Furnace Loft at ArtsQuest

Photography by Justine Gaetano
Artist Reception
Sunday, May 22@ 12-2pm
Fowler Blast Furnace Loft at ArtsQuest
1st & Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 1801

Katherine Koomar: Opening Reception

Perspective & Form | Opening Reception
Katherine Koomar
Friday, April 29
5:00-8:00 p.m.

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Brennen Stenke '17 a Dale S. Strohl '58 grant recipient recently completed an architectural installation on the quad area behind Whitaker Hall. Stenke collaborated with Professor Hyun-Tae Jung, Ph.D with the design portion of the project during Spring '15 and again during the construction phase in the Fall '15 semester. Stenke has titled his installation 'Surge' to describe the motion of the varying length projections which form a wave like surface.


The three-dimensional grid system made of 2" x 2" strips of pressure-treated lumber are connected with screws and metal anchors positioned in a way that the object looks differently as it is circulated. Stenke's installation assembled with the assistance of his architecture major peers will be on display through the end of the Spring '16 semester.


Images captured by Lehigh Communications and Public Affairs photographer, Christa Neu.  More images of "Surge" can be found at the following:


Congratulations to the following AAD Students on their exemplary efforts and accomplishments.  We are proud to announce their esteemed honors.


Presidential Scholar - Kathryn Hooven, Elizabeth Phillips


Phi Beta Kappa - Kathryn Hooven and Katherine Koomar


Tau Beta Pi - Kathryn Hooven and Elaine Ivy


Leonard Pool Memorial Prize - Sathya Ram


Colonel Edward W. Rosenbaum Award - Daniel Shin


Strolh Award - Bijal Desai, Hannah Han, Kathryn Hooven, Alexandria Kennedy, Elizabeth Phillips, Jaclyn Sands, Monica Shell, Carli Sukonik, Brennen Stenke, Chester Toye and Yuquing Ye.


Richard Redd Award - Hannah Han


Horger Award - Lindsay Alexander, Evan Orf, Elizabeth Phillips and Jaclyn Sands


Williams Prize - Hannah Han, Eli Hess, Kathryn Hooven, Evan Orf and Colin Wolf


The Sacred Grove at Lehigh University (Brodhead & Packer Ave.)

The Hammerschlag Design Series 2015 fall project "The Dome" is under construction and featured in the Tuesday edition of The Brown and White. Read the B&W article and visit The Sacred Grove area of campus (corner of Packer Ave & Brodhead Avenue) to see daily progress. The Catalan-style vault (dome) is on track for a mid October completion date.

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The 2015-2016 Hammerschlag Design Build project "Peggy's Bell" is complete! Congratulations to Professor Viscardi, Visiting Professor Richard Kroeker and his dedicated students.

Chandler-Ullmann Lower Level

Lehigh's Student Design Agency 'Fusion' is hosting an an open house in Chandler-Ullmann Hall on:
Tuesday, March 29: 12-1p
Thursday, March 31: 4-5p
Students interested in a career in design, advertising, project management or branding pop in and visit the 'Fusion' Team.

Monika Martin
Monika Martin, received a Library Research Prize to travel to the Syracuse University library and archives to research the Playboy magazine editor and designer Egmont Arens.  Her essay "Playboy: A Portfolio of Art and Satire, 1919-1924" was a feature article in The 2015 Lehigh Review "Transitions".  Monika studied Art 356 (Research Seminar) and Art 169 (Independent Studies) with Professor Nick Sawicki.
Chandler-Ullmann Fountain Court

Meghan Barwick (Journalism) Sarabeth Brockley (Environmental Policy Design) Elizabeth Cornell (IDEAS) Sathya Ram (Design), Carli Sukonik (Design), and Luchen Wang (Computer Science) had work accepted in the Olympus InVision College Photography Competition at the Banana Factory in November through December 14. Pullitzer Prize winner Larry Price juried the exhibition. Sarabeth Brockley won first place for her piece “Crossing” and Luchen Wang won second place for his piece “The Other Side.”

Girdler Gallery

Carli Sukonik is a recipient of a Strohl Senior Thesis grant to complete her photography exhibition which opened on December 5, 2014 in the Girdler Gallery. Her thesis centers on Philadelphia during those rare times of day when only one or two people can be seen in a wide angle street scene. Her ability to see line, sharp angles, light and shadow in order to take an ordinary environment and render it extraordinary is remarkable. Carli’s long depth of field coupled with her eye for geometry are part of her unique vision. Titled “Looking is not Seeing” Carli’s thesis exhibition invites the viewer to see beyond the object and “view the photographs in terms of value structure as the composing element.”

Viscardi architecture chandler-ullmann daydream machine lehigh university

Architecture students work on “the daydream machine” project in Professor Viscardi's Chandler-Ullman studio. Visit the Lehigh University "Scenes from South Mountain" for more images of architecture learning in progress.

Sculptural Installation
3rd & 4th Streets Merchant Shops

<p>The sculpture studio of Professor Lucy Gans has created window installations for South Side Bethlehem merchants.&nbsp; After a semester-long study of form, students have produced low-cost sculptural installations from found or sustainable materials.&nbsp; Visit the shops to view sculptures by the following student artists: Rachel Mayer &amp;&nbsp; Mariel Pica (Deja Brew - W 4th); Jason Morejon (Blue Sky Cafe 22 W. 4th); Amelia Labak &amp; Julia Sloane (Loose Threads - 9 W. 4th); Sydney Kam (Tallarico&#39;s (26 E. 3rd); Meghan Barwick &amp; Garren Fritts (Fox Optical - 28 E. 3rd); Natalie Hahn (Cleo&#39;s - 21 E. 3rd); Ashley Jhu, Jillian Sibio &amp; Sara Titcher (Apotheca - 101 E. 3rd); John Behre &amp; Christina Holden (Euro Yogurt - 129 E. 3rd).</p>

Lehigh Review

Congratulations to AAD Department majors/minors on the publication of the 23rd Lehigh Review.

Design Editor
Justine Gaetano, Design, Art History ‘16

Staff Editors
Monica Shell, Design '16;  Erin Hanlon, Studio Art minor '15;

Christopher Herrera, Design '15;  Elizabeth Phillips, Design '15; Erin Lidl, Studio Art minor '15; Grace Johnjulio, Design '16; Hannah Han, Arch & Art '15; Jaclyn Sands, Design & Studio Art '16; Jonelle Jerwick, Architecture '15; Katie Hooven, Art/Engineering '16; Rachel Mayer, IDEAS/Product '15; Sathya Ram, Design '16 Yuqing Ye, Architecture '16.

Design Support
Professor Marilyn Jones

Faculty Readers
Professor Hyun-Tae Jung; Professor Amy Forsyth.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Research Pre-Symposium

STEPS Concourse Lobby

Undergraduate and Graduate students were invited to present research posters at the recent College of Arts and Sciences Research Symposium.  AAD majors Taylor Brandes, Arch '13; Dominique Brown, Design '14; Marina Curac, Arch '13; Lisa Glover, Arch '13; Evan Orf, Arch '15 and James Suh, Design '13 presented their research posters.



AAD Department Spring Bus Trip

Visits to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA)

Lehigh University AAD - AAD Department spring bus trip   Lehigh University AAD - AAD department spring bus trip

Each semester the Art, Architecture & Design department sponsors a bus trip to New York City. Department majors and minor are invited to participate in the educational tour of the fine museums in the city. This spring the tour included visits to The MET and MoMA. While touring The MET students valued the works in the current exhibitions: Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity and Making the Invisible Visible: Conservation and Islamic Art. During the MoMA visit students appreciated special exhibitions: Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light and Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925.

Lisa and Richard

Lisa Glover - 2013 Receipant


The Richard Redd Award is awarded annually to a senior from the Department of Art, Architecture and Design. Any student in senior standing majoring in art, architecture, design or art history are eligible to receive this prestigious awards.  The winner is selected by a vote of the department faculty from the following criteria: Outstanding performance in the classroom and studio in the department major course of study. Significant contributions to the culture of the department, to the fostering of a healthy esprit de corps in the department. [The dictionary definition of espirt de corps: A sense of union, common interests and responsibilities, as developed amoung a body of associated persons]


Lisa is the first receipant of The Richard Redd Award.  She was honored with the award on April 26th at the annual AAD Senior Lunch held in Lehigh's University Center. 

Lehigh University AAD - The Mountaintop Experience

Linked video Here.

Architecture alum '13 Lisa Glover appears in the opening scenes and throughout the video which highlights the initiative of The Mountaintop Experience. Architecture major, Ivy Oching (Humanitarian Engineer) is featured as is Design major James Suh (Xiphias Car). Also appearing are Architecture majors Kathryn Stevens and Julia Klitzke. 

Lehigh University AAD - Drawing I

Art 11 - Drawing I

Still Life 


Professor Booth's first year student's contour lines, expressive and subtractive value drawings on display in the second floor halls of Chandler-Ullmann 

Class of 2013 graduates honored with a post-graduation celebration in Chandler-Ullmann Fountain Garden


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The Art, Architecture & Design and Psychology departments coordinated an afternoon filled with music and refreshments for the newely graduated class of 2013 in a special post-graduation Garden Party in the beautiful Chandler-Ullmann fountain court. 

Lehigh University AAD - Fair-Mart Arch

ARCH 123: Visualization and Fabrication in Architecture ~ Summer Session I with Professor Hyun-Tae Jung   

Student curator Mike Amidon installed works by Danny Aguilera, Greg Barber, Shannon Hsuan Chen, Ron Medina and Pei Pei Yang in the East Fairmart-Martindale Library buildings. Currently on display the projects may be viewed during summer library hours: Mon-Thu 8a-10p, F 8a-5p, Sat 10a-5p, Sun noon-5p. During the fall semester visit the installation during regular library hours through October 4, 2013. A virtual tour and interview with Mike Amidon is available at this interview link.  


Project description and more images:

Lehigh University AAD - ARCH 123 Visualization and Fabrication in Architecture

Lehigh University Center

AAD Senior Lunch ~ Lehigh University Center ~ April 26, 2013


Lehigh University AAD - AAD Senior Lunch    Lehigh University AAD - AAD Senior Lunch    Lehigh University AAD - AAD Senior Lunch


Students enjoyed an early afternoon meal from the Asa Packer dining room while socializing with peers and faculty in the beautiful Hutchinson room of the University Center. Special guest Richard Redd, professor emeritus of art, presented the first annual "Richard Redd Award". The newly created award named in honor of Professor Redd will be presented annually at the senior lunch to a student chosen by AAD faculty for outstanding performance in the classroom and studio in the department major course of study. The chosen student will also have engaged in significant contributions to the culture and to the fostering of a healthy espirit de corps in the department. See our News & Events page for a photo of Professor Redd and the first winner of the prestigious award, Lisa Glover.

Lehigh University AAD - Victoria Herrmann
Packard 101

Victoria Herrmann

International Relations and Art History Major 


Victoria Herrmann ’12 says she studies “for those who have lost their voice.” She is the recipient of the 2012 Percy Hughes Award for Scholarship, Humanity, and Social Change. The award will be given out in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. convocation day awards, and presented by Percy Hughes' granddaughter on January 19, 2012 at 4:30PM in Packard 101 at Lehigh University. Please visit the following link, a Lehigh University press release about the Percy Hughes award and Victoria's works toward justice.

Lehigh University AAD - Julia Kwon

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Julia Kwon, '11 

28X22 Oil on Canvas


Julia Kwon, won the American Association of University Women’s Celebrating Women’s Voice in Politics and Art poster contest with this painting, Shattering the Glass Ceiling. The multiple lines and marks symbolize the cracking of the glass ceiling as well as the consistent efforts of women to shatter the glass ceiling, the unacknowledged barriers that most women encounter when it comes to upward mobility within an organization.

Lehigh University AAD - "Cubes"



Girdler Gallery - University Center


"Cubes" an exhibit of metal works by the current "Introduction to Metal Working" students of the Art, Architecture and Design Department. On display in the Girdler Gallery - April 6th - April 20th, 2012 - Gallery Hours - Daily 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Lehigh University AAD - "Grand Malarkey" by Maggie Griffiths

"Grand Malarkey"

Maggie Griffiths '12 - Design Honors Thesis

Opening Reception: April 28, 2012 - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Girdler Gallery, Lehigh University Center


"My Grandma's witticisms and well-timed quips inspired my design honors thesis work. Her words have served as a vehicle for melding my love of hand-drawn typography with my passion for designing and fabricating tangible objects."  ~ Maggie Griffiths


On display in the Girdler Gallery - April 23rd - May 21st, 2012 - Gallery Hours - Daily 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Lehigh University AAD - Student Art Exhibition Opening

An art exhibit of work produced by students in a class taught by Professor Berrisford Boothe was presented in February, 2014. Following is a video which gives a sampling of that event.


Student Art Exhibition Opening from Lehigh IMRC on Vimeo.


Sculpture I

Paired Project

Installed throughout campus - December '12

Lehigh University AAD - Paired  Project Sculpture 1  Lehigh University AAD - Paired  Project Sculpture 1
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The Sculpture I (Art 13) students worked in teams of two under the tutelage of adjunct professor Heather Ramsdale. The following students created the cellophane/tape sculptures and installed them throughout campus as a final project for the '12 fall semester. Images presented above were created by the following student artsists:  Daniel Shin and Juan Tzoc - Bus Stop Figures, installed at the Bus Stop on Packer Avenue; Courtney Jarvis and Abby Winter - Figures Studying and Swinging, installed in Rausch Business Center; Alyssa Griffin and Toby Lee - Figure Floating with Red Balloons, installed in STEPS; Laura Stephan and Jonelle Jerwick - Squirrel Figure, installed in Tree in Front of STEPS; Christopher Sevilla and Spencer Cohn - Death Scene, installed off Memorial Walk Way.


Dale S. Strohl '58

Awards for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences

Awarded to Taylor J. Brandes, Arch '13 and Marina Curac, Arch '13

Lehigh University AAD - Bench project near the STEPS lawn  Lehigh University - Bench Near the STEPS Lawn

Taylor and Marina collaborated their research and constructed the bench pictured above with funds awarded from a Dale S. Strohl '58 grant. For grant inquire or application: Strohl Undergraduate Research Grants and Strohl Senior Thesis Grants. 

Lehigh University AAD - Elana Lemon
E'lana Lemon - Photography Contest Finalist

Photographer's Forum Magazine

"His Eyes Were Watching"


E'lana Lemon was named a finalist for her photo "His Eyes Were Watching" in the Nikon Sponsored 33rd Annual High School & College Photography contest for Photographer's Forum Magazine. As a finalist, E'lana's photo will be published in the next limited edition of Photographer's Forum magazine for the best of High School and College photography for 2013.

Lehigh University AAD - First Friday Sculpture

April's First Friday in Bethlehem

The Brown and White - Feature Article

[AAD] "Student Art Projects Go Local"

Students from Professor Lucy Gan's Sculpture Studio exhibited their creations in windows and store fronts of Bethlehem merchants during April's First Friday.  Connect to The Brown and White website for the full story on the works and creativity of Professor Gan's students.

Lehigh University AAD - 34th Honors Convocation

AAD Award Receipants
The 34th Honors Convocation
Friday, April 5, 2013


The following Art, Architecture and Design students were recognized for their academic achievement at The 34th Honors Convocation. Students were honored for having acheived a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.6 by December 2012 or are recipients of academic prizes.

Phi Beta Kappa 

Margaret A. Griffiths, Design

Thomas M. McMurtrie, Architecture


Robert W. Blake Memorial Award 

Alexandria M. Kennedy, Art History

Elizabeth A. Phillips, Design


Class of 1904 Scholarship Award

Brook S. Astor, Architecture


Marketing Commendation Awards for Class Project/Paper        

Tai-Sung (Peter) P. Park, Design Minor


John Cyril Osborn Award

Amelia K. Labak, Arts Engineering


Martindale Student Associate

Kenneth T. Barry, Architecture

Andrew M. Krentz, IDEAS




3.6+ GPA

Samantha A. Anderson, Art History

Kenneth Barry, Architecture

Mallory C. Bayer, Architecture

Kiera L. Berkemeyer, Architecture

Marina Curac, Architecture

Rebecca A. Diefenbach, Art History

Lisa M. Glover, Architecture, Art Minor

Margaret A. Griffiths, Design 

Celeste A. Hershey, Architecture

Elaine B. Ivy, Arts Engineering

Andrew M. Krentz, IDEAS

Amy L. Mazius, Design, Art Minor

Thomas M. McMurtrie, Architecture

Allison F. Motola, Design & Art

Taylor J. Siegel, Art History

Julie E. Suzzan, Design


Lehigh University AAD - Psych Mexico

Amy Mazius, Design '13 & Randi Tutelman '12
"Psychedelic Mexico" - Eleanor Kalle Jewelry Preview
The Gallery at Home & Planet - First Friday, May 3, 2013


Home & Planet welcomed Lehigh Design graduates, Amy Mazius & Randi Tutelman founders of the exciting new jewelry company, Eleanor Kalle. Eleanor Kalle is a jewelry company for the Modern Woman pairing bedhead with a blazer and a bright lip with ballet flats. She's a risk-taking trendsetter. The design duo created the lifestyle brand for Her - the woman who wants a little more adventure, a little more edge, a little more sparkle. Show at Home & Planet runs through May 26.

Zoellner Arts Center, Main Gallery


Art 135 Students Display Artwork in Zoellner green room for Madeleine K. Albright's enjoyment

Art 135 Students Display Artwork in Zoellner green room for Madeleine K. Albright's enjoymentZoellner Arts Center - Green Room

Art Exhibit for Honored Lecturer,

Dr. Madeleine K. Albright




Students from Art 135-Painting II displayed their paintings and select architecture drawings in the Zoellner Arts Center green room for former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright's enjoyment prior to her lecture on "Cultural Understanding and Tolerance" in Baker Hall, February 12, 2013. 

A Dale Strohl '58 grant has been awarded to four outstanding students in the Art, Architecture and Design Department. Made possible by a generous gift from Dale S. Strohl ’58, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to encourage students to engage in independent inquiry, artistic creation, and scholarship, under faculty supervision. The Dale S. Strohl ’58 Awards support research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for students working with any Lehigh faculty member. These grants are intended to expand the experiences, perspectives, and skills of our students through involvement in research.  Congratulations to the following students:


  • Hsuan Chen - Awarded a grant for her project titled "An Architectural Wall Installation: Seeing the Connection of Traditional Buildings with Contemporary Digitalized Pattern".  (2012-13)
  • Tess Fleming - Awarded a grant for her project titled "Natural Agglomeration: An Exploration of the Patterns and Variations in Nature as They Relate to Architectural Design".  (2012-13)
  • Bowman Johns and Pei Pei Yang - Awarded a grant for a collaborative project titled "Bethlehem Urban Analysis and Waterfront Development". (2012-13)
  • Taylor J. Brandes - Awarded a grant for his project: The Kinetic Bench: An exploration in designing and digitally fabricating a moveable, parametric architecture".  (2011-12)
  • Marina Curac - Awarded a grant for her project: "Project of planning, designing and production of a sitting pavilion".  (2011-12)
  • Alexander Gault - Awarded a grant for his project: "Project of design and development for and Architecture Pavilion for the Asa Packer campus". (2011-12)
  • Hana Harrison - Awarded a grant in support of her senior project titled "Student Faculty Portfolio Design System". 
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  • Thomas M. McMurtrie - Awarded a grant in support for his senior project titled Program, Sunlight and Form: "Manipulation of a Pavilion Geometry for Function-Specific Solar Conditions". (2011-12)
  • Eric Shell - Awarded a Summer Research Fellowship project for "Advanced Development of Cinematography". (2011-12)


For further information and to apply for a Dale Strohl '58 grant visit the following link: Strohl '58 Grant

April's First Friday in Bethlehem

The Brown and White - Feature Article

[AAD] "Student Art Projects Go Local"


Students from Professor Lucy Gan's Sculpture Studio exhibited their creations in windows and store fronts of Bethlehem merchants during April's First Friday.  Connect to The Brown and White website for the full story on the works and creativity of Professor Gan's students.


Dominique Brown, Design '14 and Lisa Glover, Architecture '13 were selected from an elite pool of undergraduate applicants to participate and exhibit their research at Lehigh’s biennial Academic Symposium held on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The symposium, run by a committee under the auspices of the Office of Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies invite presenters from a wide range of backgrounds and concentrations to enlighten and inspire the Lehigh community through lecture and exhibition.  For further information 2013 Academic Symposium 


    Dominique Brown 

    RIND - Fashion's Response to Organic Architecture

Through seamless integration of wearable technology Dominique pursues the notion of incorporating thermo, hydro, and phosphorescent chromatic inks, laser cut patterns and kinetic fabric to revolutionize intimate apparel.  She aspires exploring with materials such as imported pure hand-woven silk, satin, mesh, microfiber and organic electronic fabric.


    Lisa Glover

    Dynamic Bus Shelter

Lisa exhibited a model she conceived of a dynamic bus shelter in hopes that her design will be approved by the university and constructed at the current bus stop at Williams Hall. 


Zoellner Arts Center - Green Room

Art Exhibit for Honored Lecturer,

Dr. Madeleine K. Albright




Students from Art 135-Painting II displayed their paintings and select architecture drawings in the Zoellner Arts Center green room for former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright's enjoyment prior to her lecture on "Cultural Understanding and Tolerance" in Baker Hall, February 12, 2013. 

Lehigh University AAD - Walking Tour

AAD Club Walking Tour
Monday, December 10th

Commence:  Campus Square @ 4:10

The Art, Architecture & Design Club present a walking tour of historic North Bethlehem at 4:30 on Monday, December 10th.  The focus of this tour will be on the architecture of North Bethlehem and will be led by Moravian Professor Architecture, Jeffrey Long.


"Indeterminant Operations"  An Art Exhibition Inspired by John Cage

Chandler-Ullmann Hall - Second Floor Gallery

December 3-9

Reception: Friday, December 7,  5-7pm

Musical Performance:  5:30pm


As part of Lehigh's series of events celebrating the hundredth birthday of John Cage, Indeterminant Operations is an exhibition featuring the work of local artists and design students. Several student projects will be on display, including a collective color transposition of an original musical score created by Paul Deery that will also be performed for the first time at the reception by an ensemble featuring jazz guitarist Joe Wagner.


Featured Artists: Tom D'Angelo, Paul Deery, Jason Travers and the students of DES03 & ART11 with special musical guest, Joe Wagner.


Listen to an MP3 featuring a sample of Paul Deery's chance operation musical composion

Watch the performance video from the reception by Joe Wagner (guitar) Scott Young (bass) & Nick Merena (sax)

Lehigh University AAD - Elizabeth Phillips


Robert W. Blake Memorial Award Receipant

Design Major, Elizabeth Phillips 


Elizabeth was recently selected as a co-winner of the Robert W. Blake Memorial Award. This award is given to a freshman who has completed one year of studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and is recommended by the college faculty as most outstanding in high scholastic achievement and in promise of leadership.

Lehigh University AAD - Home & Planet Design Project


AAD Design Product Design Exhibition
Home & Planet
South Side, Bethlehem 

The talented product design students of Lehigh University proudly presented "Metaling in Materials"  at Home & Planet in December '11.  The exhibition hosted sustainable and environmentally friendly products created by students through mentor, assistant professor Wes Heiss.   Click the plug-in below to hear Wes discuss student design products on the local radio program "Arts Salon" a weekly show broadcast on Lehigh Valley radio station 88.1 - WDIY.  

Professor Heiss discusses product design further on the ArtsLehigh Blog at:

Lehigh University AAD - Totems
Zoellner Arts Center, Main Gallery

January  25 -  May 25, 2012

Zoellner Arts Center, Main Gallery 

"Totems: Silhouettes and Iconographic Pluralism" 

William O'Brien Jr., Principal

WOJR & Assistant Professor, MIT Architecture 


WIlliam O'Brien Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Planning, and is principal of an independent design practice in Cambridge, Massachuttes.  His practice was recently awarded the 2011 Architectural League Price for Young Architects and Designers.  Last year his practice was a finalist for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, and was recognized as an inaugural winner of the Design Biennial Boston Award.