Architecture Professor to Speak at Historical Society Museum

Published 07.05.2006

Architecture & Sustainable Design
Faculty & Staff

Dorothy J. GerringAn associate professor of architecture at Penn College will offer a presentation, "How Architecture Reflects Cultural Values," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16,in the Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St.) The presentation by Dorothy J. Gerring will look at how buildings and architectural ideas are a reflection of and response to cultural values. She'll look at how the Victorians changed the concepts and appearance of houses, how feng shui developed and has become popular in home design, and how sustainable practices are entering the mainstream to create healthy homes. The lecture will feature pictures to illustrate those ideas, including photos from along Williamsport's Millionaire's Row.