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Dan Gottlieb
Art Center College of Design/Padlab

Dan Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch are Los Angeles-based designers and design-educators. Together they lead the design studio, Padlab, and co-teach in the Environmental Design Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Padlab’s work encompasses materials research & innovation, illumination and spatial installation design. The pair has lectured and taught internationally, and their work has been published extensively. Penny conducts research and writes for renowned institutions and firms, including Morphosis Architects. In 2003, Dan received his Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and Penny her B.A. in Architecture, Magna Cum Laude from Yale University.
As faculty at Art Center College of Design, Penny and Dan were awarded the 2007 Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Grant, and the 2012 Great Teacher Award. They have co-lead international educational collaborations for Art Center, including: the 2007 & 2012 Pacific Rim Projects in Tokyo, Japan in partnership 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 lacking access to running water.