3D printing affordable, sustainable and resilient housing in Alaska

3D printed concrete photo

Alaska needs an estimated 27,500 new housing units over the next 10 years to alleviate overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, according to the Alaska Housing Foundation Corporation. An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers led by José Pinto Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation and director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing (SCDC) in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School, is looking to alleviate some of that stress with a $376,000 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant.

Penn State hosts Nigerian delegation to discuss partnership

one man with an African drum laughing and standing next to a man in Nigerian garb

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A delegation led by the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and His Royal Majesty Saka Adelola Matemilola, the Paramount Ruler of Owu Kingdom in Nigeria, visited Penn State May 23-34 to explore opportunities for long term and impactful partnership between Penn State and a consortium of Higher Ed institutions in Nigeria.

Jose Pinto-Duarte

Jose Pinto-Duarte

Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation; Director, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing

(e) jxp400@psu.edu
(o) 814-863-4584
150 Stuckeman Building

Esther Obonyo

Esther Obonyo

Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Director, Global Building Network

(e) eao4@psu.edu
(o) 814-865-2952
213 Hammond Building

Rebecca Napolitano

Rebecca Napolitano

Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering

(e) rjn5308@psu.edu
(o) 814-867-3289
209 Engineering Unit A

Juan Pablo Gevaudan

Juan Pablo Gevaudan

Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering

(e) jvg5986@psu.edu
(o) 814-863-5687
213 Engineering Unit A

John Gershenson

John Gershenson

Director of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Research Professor

(e) jzg322@psu.edu
(o) 814 865 2952
213R Hammond Building