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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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Penn State Today feature | Conservation and diversity: Lives, languages and land in the balance – Researching and studying abroad with Professor Larry Gorenflo

This morning, in Penn State News, there’s an exploration of Professor Larry Gorenflo’s research and study abroad programming. Professor Gorenflo’s Tanzania work has been supported in part by the Hamer Center for Community Design. Don’t miss his upcoming Coffee Hour | Coffee Talk on April 17 in the HCCD! For the full story on Penn […]



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Penn State Hosts Design Africa: Exponential Impact, a Design Thinking Workshop

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9a–12p in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space The trajectory of Africa’s development will massively impact the future of our planet. Linking pure and applied research to actionable outcomes is an unique opportunity to affect positive change for Africa’s billion new urban citizens in the coming decades. Join us as […]


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