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Exhibit showcases students’ sustainable design work

An exhibition displaying the architectural design work of 20 seniors in the architecture and sustainable design major at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be on display April 8-15 in The Gallery at Penn College.

A reception for “Architecture & Sustainable Design: Senior Capstone Projects” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. (with remarks at 5 p.m.) on Friday, April 8, in the gallery on the third floor of The Madigan Library. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Each graduating senior was tasked with the design and development of a significant building in an urban setting. Students will present design process drawings, 3D models and computer renderings depicting their individual design solutions.

Architecture and Sustainable DesignStudents displaying their senior capstone work are: Adam W. Breckinridge, Lykens; Megan A. Bugbee, Geneseo, N.Y.; Austin L. Ayres, Gilbertsville; Danielle M. Clawson, Indiana; Trent E. Donley, State College; Declan W. Gatchell, Manchester; Marcie M. Harman, Nescopeck; Gavin R. Hoffman, Owings Mills, Md.; Jason R. Hollenbach, Reading; David T. Hornak, Spring Mills; Alejandro F. Huaman, Dingmans Ferry; Chad M. Karper, Hummelstown; Nathon D. Kurtz, Winfield; Roland M. McGee, Birdsboro; Kaleb K. Minton, Schoharie, N.Y.; Katie R. Polkus, Barto; Rachael Rutkoski, Herndon; Grant W. Schaeffer, Ephrata; Colyn Stangl-Meddaugh, South Williamsport; and Cameron J. Tupper, Williamsport.

“I am thrilled to share the projects designed by Penn College senior architecture students in their final year of study,” said Naim M. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture. “This work represents the culmination of four years of effort, where students apply what they’ve learned encompassing architectural history, theory, process, graphics, materials, structures, environmental systems, working drawings, performance, sustainability and design. The work submitted by the students was meaningful, comprehensive, exceptional and awe-inspiring!”

The Gallery at Penn College is open from 2 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. (The gallery is closed on Saturdays.) Prior to visiting, guests should view the college’s Continuity of Operations Plan page for current guidelines related to the pandemic.

Penn College architecture programs have a long history and a strong reputation. Associate- and bachelor-degree graduates have won awards as team members for the Department of Energy Race to Zero and the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show competitions. The graduates are well versed in sustainability and make significant contributions to the built environment.

To learn more about architecture and sustainable design majors at Penn College, visit the School of Engineering Technologies or call 570-327-4520. A new Bachelor of Architecture degree, adding a fifth year to the current bachelor’s degree framework and dramatically shortening graduates’ path to professional licensure, is set to be offered in Fall 2022.

Serving as an educational resource for Penn College students and a cultural asset to the community, The Gallery at Penn College is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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