Libraries host a celebration of central Pennsylvania architecture

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The University Libraries will host "A Celebration of Central Pennsylvania Architecture and the Work of A. William Hajjar" from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library. Activities include a display of original plans and drawings of local houses designed by former Penn State faculty member, A. William Hajjar. The Hajjar architectural drawings are a recent donation by his children to the University. In the 1950s and 1960s, Hajjar challenged the conservative look of the State College community with his contemporary-style homes. More than 50 years later, his 40-plus buildings still delight those who appreciate post-war modern design, and their owners are proud to play a part in conserving a significant part of local history.

The event will also unveil "Central Pennsylvania Architecture and Landscape Architecture," a new digital collection that documents the work of Hajjar and many other designers active in the region, including buildings by modernists Philip Hallock and Kenneth Heidrich. Comprising online exhibitions and a growing database of 1,000 well-documented images, it includes research and photography contributed by Robert Malcom and Arthur Anderson Jr. For more information, see http://publications.libraries.psu.edu/coll/palandarch.

The celebration is sponsored by the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library and The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. For more information, contact Tim Pyatt at tdp11@psu.edu or 814-865-1793. Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck adjacent to the Nittany Lion Inn.

 

Last Updated December 12, 2012