On Teaching + Practicing, Architect Magazine

Are You Ready to Teach?  in Architect Magazine, April 2018

For Megan Panzano, founder of Boston-based StudioPM and a full-time assistant professor of architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, finding an overlap between design work and course work has been crucial to her success. “My practice has grown from the teaching,” Panzano says. “We are small by design and the types of projects that I take on are those that still have a real rootedness in things that I’ve been working on in the academic setting.”

Teaching can also offer an opportunity to step away from a project and clear your head. “It’s not like things stop, but I can think about the project in the background and not be forced to actively make decisions on it.” Panzano says, “Teaching always helps me be that much more decisive and committed to the next design edit or iteration I wanted to look at when I returned to that project.”

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