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Willis Co-Organizing "Architecture and Energy" Symposium

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Dan Willis, professor of architecture and interim director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, is co-organizing a symposium, "Architecture and Energy,” to be held Friday, January 27, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Co-sponsored by the Stuckeman School, the symposium will address whether energy consumption influences architectural style. Willis and 11 other experts will present and discuss working papers on this theme, which will be collected in a book to be published later in 2012. The symposium is part of the Penn State-led Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) grant, which is funding the development of the Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stuckeman School faculty members Brian Orland, Mallika Bose, Katsu Muramoto, and Stuart Echols are also part of the interdisciplinary Penn State team involved in the grant.

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