Megan Panzano and StudioPM featured as “Next Progressives” in Architect magazine

StudioPM, the Boston-based practice founded by design critic in architecture Megan Panzano (MArch ’10), was the recent feature of Architect magazine’s Next Progressive series, a monthly profile highlighting exciting architectural talent. The feature includes an interview with Panzano and appears as a three-page spread in Architect’s January issue, as well as online.

Founded by Panzano in 2013, StudioPM describes itself as “a design practice invested in research and production at multiple scales.” In her interview with Architect, Panzano further explains studioPM’s mission as a practice concerned with identifying projects that “often hail from ‘the edge,’ occupying physical sites of as-yet undefined space at the urban margins.”

Design critic in architecture Megan Panzano

The Architect feature highlights some of Panzano’s recent work, including the GSD’s fall 2015 exhibition “Living Anatomy,” for which she served as exhibit designer and co-curator. It also gives insight into Panzano’s work life and habits. Morning person or night owl? Panzano is both: “The morning is for idea concocting while the evening is for exploring the potential of those ideas that have been churning throughout the day,” she tells Architect. Special item in her studio? That would be heat-sensitive, hypercolor thinking putty.

Panzano, who received the John E. Thayer Award for outstanding academic achievement as well as the James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize while a GSD student, was recently recognized with the Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award for her instruction in the Harvard College Architecture Studies track for undergraduate students. She recently authored an essay on storage for Harvard Design Magazine‘s issue No. 43, “Shelf Life.”