Design Thinking

Solar Decathlon Render

Join us for the Solar Decathlon Open House!

Please join us for the 2019 Solar Decathlon Student Design Competition Open House! Students from across the University worked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County to design an affordable, easy to construct, and net-zero energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) design. Come learn more about this year’s project, as well as how to […]


Coffee Hour February 28th

The Hamer Center for Community Design will host Stephen Mainzer of Landscape Architecture for a Coffee Hour on Thursday February 28th titled: ENVISIONING SELINSGROVE:Vision Plan Process and Recommendations by LARCH 414; Discussion with Selinsgrove Community Representatives. DESCRIPTION:Visioning is a nascent step in urban planning that serves a vital role in informing future design interventions. This […]


Sustainable Community Planning Workshop

Sustainability Planning Workshop in New Kensington

On September 27, 2018, the Knead Community Café in the city of New Kensington, PA hosted a one-day workshop titled “reNew Kensington” led by Penn State New Kensington. The community educational workshop brought together speakers and sessions related to sustainability and energy for organizational leaders, community members, and business owners. Community Stakeholders were invited to […]


Flyer showing map of the continent of Africa with lines reaching away to demonstrate exponential reach effect.

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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