Welcome to Arts & Architecture Research. Our mission is simple: to act as a catalyst for faculty and students in attaining their research ambitions, and to position these activities as a central component of the research enterprise at Penn State. We aim to foster within the college a vibrant culture of inquiry that promotes excellence within our disciplines, while at the same time leveraging the potential of a comprehensive research university. If you are a member of our community, we invite you to use the resources here to further your research agenda. For those of you visiting our site, we hope you come away with a sense of the rich and diverse practices that characterize research in the arts and design disciplines that comprise Arts and Architecture at Penn State.