Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering



Hankin Distinquished Lecture Series

Hankin Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2006 in honor of the late Bernard Hankin. World-class speakers are invited to the Pennsylvania State University to address students and faculty. The first Hankin Lecturer was Professor Peer Haller from TU Dresden, Germany . His lecture "Advancement in wood construction - Examples from practice and research " , presented on November 14, 2006, was well attended by students, faculty and staff. Dr. Haller met with the students at the architectural studio (ARCH 597 - Bowers Studio) and lectured in the graduate course CE597F "Design of Wood Structures".

Photos from the lecture.

Hankin Lecture slide show (PDF format)


Peer Haller

Professor Peer Haller is a Director of the Institute for Timber Structures of TU Dresden. Dr. Haller is the recepient of the 2005 Sachsische Holzbau Preis, awarded to the best design of the year and the 2005 European Innovation Preis. Haller studied and worked in Germany, France (Ecole Polytechnique de la Lorraine), Japan (Tokyo University) and Switzerland (EPFL).


Studio in Dresden-Hellerau


Residential Construction Program
Housing Certificate program
Undergraduate scholarhips in Residential Construction
J. Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship in Residential Construction
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - Student Chapter
Pennsylvania Housing Research Center