From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
Monday August 10, 2020
Karen M'Closkey, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
"Down to Earth"
Karen M'Closkey is co-founder of PEG office of landscape + architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia. PEG's work explores the potential for new media and fabrication technologies to produce novel relationships between organic and inorganic materials, often utilizing pattern as a means to heighten the perception of temporal and ephemeral phenomena.
The firm has been published internationally and won numerous design awards, including an Honorable Mention for their entry into the Buzzard's Bay Bridge: Park international design competition, the 2010 Emerging New York Architects prize, the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers and a 2011 Boston Society of Architects Research Grant for work pertaining to geo-cell customization. PEG has received three AIA Awards and an I.D. Magazine award. PEG received a 2013 PEW Fellowships in the Arts and was pre-selected to participate in the Movement On Main design competition. The firm represented PennDesign as part of team BIONIC for the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge in 2017-18.