Assistant Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Megan Panzano is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Program Director of Harvard Undergraduate Architecture Studies where she coordinates and teaches architecture studios and seminars on representation. received her B.A. in Architecture with honors from Yale University and her M.Arch I degree with distinction from Harvard’s GSD where she was the recipient of the John E Thayer award for academic excellence. She was also awarded the GSD’s James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize for her design of a new architectural type that explored the home as an inhabitable archive.
Panzano is an award-winning accomplished American designer and educator. She is the founder and principal of studioPM, a design practice invested in research and production at multiple scales. Her research focuses on processing spaces – architectures dealing with storage as a record of associative forms of thought and imagination and the perceptual processing of these spaces through their forms of representation. Her independent practice, studioPM, extends this research through an array of projects. The work of her practice was recently selected as Architect Magazine’s Next Progressives feature (Jan 2017). In honor of her instruction in the Harvard Undergraduate Architecture Studies track, she is a two-time recipient of the Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award (2014-15 + 2015-16). Her design research has been published as a feature in Mark Magazine, Wallpaper, Bauwelt, Domus, Arch Daily, Metropolis, and the Boston Globe, among other publications. She has recently published essays on the architectural potentials of storage space in the U.S., Objectives, and on contemporary housing design, Control Points, in various issues of the Harvard Design Magazine. Her design work has been exhibited in the Cite de l’architecture show in Paris as well as in various Boston academies. An exhibition designed is just concluding an international itinerary of installation, including display spaces in Mumbai, Delhi, Chile, Basel, San Francisco, and New York.
Panzano has served as a multi-year design critic at the GSD since 2014 and has taught architecture studios, concurrent with practice, for the past seven years at both Harvard and Northeastern University. She has also served as an invited critic at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Drexel Universities, Tufts, Boston Architectural College, Yale University, and MIT.
Faculty webpage: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/megan-panzano/