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Penny Herscovitch

Art Center College of Design

Penny Herscovitch is a Los Angeles-based designer and design-educator. She co-leads the design studio, Padlab, whose work encompasses materials research & innovation, illumination and spatial installation design. She has lectured and taught internationally, and her work has been published extensively. Penny conducts research and writes for renowned institutions and firms, including Morphosis Architects. In 2003, Penny received her B.A. in Architecture, Magna Cum Laude from Yale University. An Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, Penny was awarded the 2007 Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Grant, and the 2012 Great Teacher Award. She has co-lead international educational collaborations, including: the 2007 & 2012 Pacific Rim Projects in Tokyo, Japan with Tama Art University; and the award-winning Safe Agua project, initiated in 2009 between Art Center’s Designmatters and the Innovation Center of N.G.O. TECHO to design innovative water solutions for Latin American communities with no running water.