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1973-76 The Cooper Union , New York City,  NY BArch

Thesis with Dean Hejduk and Raimund Abraham. Thesis published in “Education of an Architect” Rizzolli Pub.

1971-73 Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Chicago, IL

Foundation years of Mies including Visual Training and Life Drawing.


2004 “Selected Work 1976 – 01,” Long Hall Gallery, University Of Arkansas, School of Architecture, Fayetteville, AR

1999 “Present Memorials : Houses of Passage,” FAARM: The Foundation for Art & Architectural Research, Philadelphia, PA

1995 “Figure, Frame, Shadow, and the Architectural Program,” w /Wesley Wei FAIA   Graduate School of Design, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,  PA


2015 “Sandy Linchfield and Richard Taransky”, Hooloon Arts, 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA

2012 ” Drawing in Philadelphia ” curated by Alex Kanevsky and Bill Scott,  The Philadelphia Sketch Club

2007 “Vast Systems (Barely Holding Together),” curated by Alex Kanevsky,  Jenney Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 “Selections from the Collection,” The Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

2006 “In-Fill,” w/ QB3 and Onion Flats, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2001 “Fellow’s Exhibition,” The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

1998 “The House for the 21st Century,” Stephan Stux Gallery, New York City, NY

1997 “Faculty Show,” Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1994 “3 Philadelphia Architects : Mitnick, Wei, and Taransky”, Wilson Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

1985 “Affects/ Effects,” Faculty Show, Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1977 “Chicago Townhouse Competition,” The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1977 “Townhouse Competition Finalists,” The Graham Foundation, Chicago, Illinois


2009 Volt Magazine, “Art on Art”, A Proposal For A Clearing w/ poet and daughter Michelle Taransky, Sonoma State University

2007 “The Plans Caution”, letter pressed book, w/ Michelle Taransky, P-Queue Books, SUNY Buffalo

2007 “Civil Settlement” w/ The Fabric Workshop and Museum. (Limited edition) City Plan silk screened on a Linen Table Cloth.

2005 “Mardi”, broadside w/ poet Anselm Hollo, The Poetry Center of Chicago


2009 “Volt” Magazine, Issue 14, “Art on Art” Sonoma State University

2007 “Tenuous Universe”, by Edith Newhall in the Philadelphia Inquirer

2006 “In-Fill”, exhibition catalog with essays by Taransky, Qb3, Plumbob, and Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter Ingrid Saffron

2004 “Concerning the Design School Dilemma: John Hejduk’s Legacy” in Metropolis Magazine

2001 “Mistaken Identity” published as part of the publication and exhibition “Year 2000 Fellows”  at the American Academy in Rome

1999 “Present Memorials : Houses of Passage,” exhibition catalog with essays by Dan Hoffman, Diane Lewis, and curator Tim McDonald  published by FAARM

1998 “Parkett” Magazine, No. 56 :”Civilization and Its Discontents : Architectural Dialog One”

1994 “3 Philadelphia Architects,” Contemporary Artists Series, Catalog, Lehigh University Press,

1985 “A Library for the Blind ” Thesis in “Education of an Architect: Selected Works from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union” (Rizzolli 1985)


2016 Residency in Venice, Emily Harvey Foundation. NYC Venice Italy

2006 Artist in Residence, The Fabric Workshop and Museum

2005 John G. Williams Distinguished Professor, The Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas

2000-01 The Rome Prize, FAAR, The Mercedes Bass Fellow in Architecture, American Academy in Rome


The University of the Arts, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA : Foundation, Senior Studio, Case Study, Construction

University of Arkansas, School of Architecture, Fayetteville, AR : Design Studio Yr 4  “The John G Williams Distinguished Professor”

Tyler School of Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  : Design Studio Yr  1 & 2, Thesis Studio Yr 5, Introductory Technology,  and Advanced Drawing,

The Cooper Union, School of Architecture, New York City, NY : Thesis Studio Yr 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Chicago, IL : Life Drawing

Visiting Critic

University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Harvard University, The Cooper Union, Lehigh University, Penn State, Cornell University Rome Program, University of Oregon Rome Program, University of Buffalo, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Arizona State University


Italian Fulbright Juror Rome 2000

Stewardson Prize Committee, Regional Architecture Student Award 2015


2005 “Mistaken Identity,” School of Architecture, Penn State

2005 “Selected Works,” The Fabric Workshop & Museum

2004 “Mistaken Identity,” School of Architecture, University of Arkansas

2002 “Translating Rome,” University Professors Program, Boston University

2002 “A Critical Practice,” School of Architecture, Drexel University

1997 “Life Drawing,” School of Architecture, Penn State

1996 “Devoured Sites”  School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

1996 “The Space of Touch,” School of Art, Lehigh University