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Welcome

In 2014/15 the Hamer Center for Community Design begins again with a new director to guide the Center’s activities until June 2017. Timothy Murtha, PhD, associate professor of landscape architecture, is leading the center with a focus on land, water and community. Check back with us periodically for schedules of Hamer Center Conversations, our new coffee […]


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PhD Candidate Hadighi presents at the Fifth International Conference on the Constructed Environment in Philadelphia

October 16-17, 2014 Title: LOCAL ADAPTATION OF WRIGHTIAN ARCHITECTURE Author: Mahyar Hadighi Abstract: Jane Jacobs’s effort to save historic structures, with the intention of providing diversity in cities, marked the start of the great historic preservation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Since then, particularly in the United States, concern with historic preservation has steadily […]


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Hamer Center faculty and students present at the AGU meetings in San Francisco

          Title: Unconventional Tools for an Unconventional Resource: Community and Landscape Planning for Shale in the Marcellus Region Authors: Timothy Murtha, PhD, Brian Orland, Richard Hammond and Lacey Goldberg Abstract: Deep shale natural gas deposits made accessible by new technologies are quickly becoming a considerable share of North America’s energy portfolio. Unlike traditional deposits […]


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Shine a light opens at Millbrook Marsh

[metaslider id=55] SHINE A LIGHT: Millbrook Marsh Illuminated ON DISPLAY: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 (7:30–9:30 p.m.) ARTIST TALK: 7:30 p.m. both nights  LOCATION: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Rd., State College On Friday and Saturday evenings, September 12–13, 7:30–9:30 p.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (548 Puddintown Rd., State College PA, 16801), artist Ann Tarantino’s installation […]


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