ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
B. ARCH, Pratt Institute
M.I.D., The University of The Arts
A self-described catalyst, Jason Lempieri investigates subversion, history, and memory in his work. He designs from the perspective that form follows meaning. He is the founder of RethinkTANK, a multi-disciplinary design and research studio that takes a macro approach to design issues.
Lempieri holds a B. Arch. from Pratt Institute and an M.I.D. from the University of the Arts. He was selected as a Finalist in Metropolis Magazine's Next Generation Competition for his graduate thesis, Urban Reincarnation. An avid urbanist, he proposed the activation of a neglected urban structure for memorializing and storing the ashes of loved ones. While a student at Pratt, he also studied in Copenhagen, Denmark, Athens, Greece, and Nicosia, Cyprus.
Lempieri teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the Architecture and Industrial Design Departments at Philadelphia University, and as a Senior Lecturer in the Industrial Design and Foundations Departments at the University of the Arts. Prior to forming RethinkTANK, he worked in several Philadelphia architecture firms. He recently completed a sustainable, LEED renovation of his home and studio, which was featured on Planet Green's Renovation Nation, and recognized in Philadelphia Magazine and by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
- DESIGN: Creates the Desirable
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design Communication
- Industrial Design
- Interactive Design and Media
- Textile Design
- Textile Materials Technology
- ENGINEERING: Builds the Feasible
- Mechanical Engineering