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Flooding and Resiliency Workshop on Monday Sept 24th

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) and the Hamer Center for Community Design will be hosting a workshop on flooding and community resilience. The event, titled “Achieving community resilience in the face of flooding,” will take place: Achieving Community Resilience in the Face of Flooding 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2018 101 Stuckeman […]

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HCCD + SCDC organize a session on Smart Cities!

Lisa D. Iulo from the Hamer Center for Community Design and Jose Duarte of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing are organizing a session about Smart Cities for the Materials Day 2018 conference at Penn State on October 24 & 25. This session will examine how design and technology can influence the cities of tomorrow. […]


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First Fall 2018 HCCD Coffee Hour!

The start of the fall semester brings with it the start of a new round of Coffee Hours at the Hamer Center for Community Design. These coffee hours are generally held on Tuesdays for an hour around lunch time and serve as a great way for students and faculty to learn about community and sustainability […]


The 2018 Penn State Race to Zero Student Design Competition team and faculty advisers gather after winning the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, organizers of Race to Zero. Pictured, left to right, are Sarah Zaleski, Ali Memari, Sarah Klinetob Lowe, Justin Charles, Carly Asadi, Neno Agnello, Sean Copeland, Sam Rashkin, and Rachel Romero. Image: Ellen Jaskol/NREL

First Place Finish at DOE Race to Zero 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Penn State came in FIRST PLACE in the Suburban Single Family Contest yesterday at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO! Students from across the University worked with S&A Homes to redesign their most popular floor plans into a 100% solar-powered Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH). For more […]


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Hamer Center Researcher Places FIRST in Humanities Division in Penn State Graduate Exhibition

Congratulations to Mahyar Hadighi, Ph.D. student in Architecture and Hamer Center for Community Design resident researcher for winning first place in the Humanities Division for his poster: “Adapting Modern Architecture to a Local Context: A Grammar for Hajjar’s Hybrid Domestic Architecture”. Hadighi will present his paper “Shape Grammar of Hajjar’s Hybrid Domestic Architecture: A Methodology […]


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