Bob Trempe

Bob Trempe

Philadelphia, PA, US



My work focuses on the testing of emergent methods in design process, specifically the new means by which we graphically investigate, represent, and output constructions, and how these assemblies are influenced <> inspired by new toolsets.

Thought of as the study of computational process itself, my experiments test techniques in how we articulate concepts, the beauty (celebration) found in the visualization of information, and how resultant emergent information can serve as instruction towards architectural production. Of continual focus is the imprint or “maker’s mark” of the tools employed in production.

My works are (typically) articulated through the deployment of repetitious systems, capitalizing on time-based qualities to notate, visualize, and analyze changes-in-state. Fields are exploited for their latent ability to display conditional change. Time always plays a critical role in these explorations of natural, man-made, and seemingly intangible phenomena as time is the living, breathing dimension of architecture.

Toolsets and experimental methodologies of practice are employed in these works based on the relationships of tool and task. Written outputs often demonstrate process-driven pedagogues and means of construction, displaying approaches to learning tooling characteristics and their connections to process. Graphical and physical constructions, articulated via vector-based narrations, composite imagery, and planar fabrication, are often planned divergences of larger inquiries, testing specificity in concept and sometimes simply celebrating curiosity.

My works are em(de)ployed as part of a continual curiosity and experimentation of process in pipeline.



Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Assistant Professor

Sep 2005 - current

DAMD (Dis-section Architecture Media Design), Philadelphia, PA, US, Choreographer

Jun 2001 - current


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1998 - May 2001

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, US, Bachelors, Pre-Architectural Studies + Music Theory and History

Sep 1993 - Jun 1997


Vice-Provost for the Arts Grant Award, Grant

Funded installation and documentation of the "ToG(r)o project."


Infiniti Digital Art Competition: Inspired Performance, Other

Named one of six finalists (with Roman Torres).


Areas of Specialization