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CURRICULUM-BASED PROJECT ARCH 431: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VI — 2019 FALL

During the fall 2019 semester, the Hamer Center for Community Design at Penn State partnered with the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) to explore the design of the Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center with fourth-year architecture students. SPACE • PLAY • LEARN! The underlying design research question of the fall 2019 studio was: How […]

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SCICOMM Speaker Series

Creative (Climate) Communications-Productive Pathways for Science, Policy & Society Thursday, October 1 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration: bit.ly/PSUSciComm Link to poster PDF


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Penn State wins Honorable Mention at Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

A Penn State student team won honorable mention in the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Competition on April 19. See the story at Penn State News here. The 2019-2020 Penn State Solar Decathlon Team pictured with staff and faculty advisers.   Row 1, L-R: Kevin Plamenco, Kristina Barr, […]


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Remote visit with Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy on “Tiny House” Design

On December 11, 2019 researchers in the Hamer Center for Community Design (HCCD) consulted with elementary school students on the design of their class “tiny house” projects.  The project was coordinated by the STEAM Coordinator for Penn State York, Carly Wood.  Fifth grade students and their art teacher, Roxanne Elfreth, at Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM […]



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