Daniel Willis is interested in the relationship between architecture and technological change; architectural theories of details and construction methods; and historical and future trends in architectural practice and education. His creative work focuses on architectural drawing and design with an emphasis on details.
Willis was named the interim head of the Department of Architecture in July 2022.
- B.Arch. from Carnegie Mellon University
- M.S. from Penn State
- Architectural Design III
Honors + Awards
- The Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award, Penn State.
- Department nominee for College of Arts and Architecture Teaching Award, Penn State.
- Middle Pennsylvania Chapter Silver Medal AIA Design Award, November. L. D. Astorino & Associates Recreation Building Main Gymnasium Renovations, Penn State.
- Middle Pennsylvania Chapter AIA Research Award, November, The Emerald City and Other Essays Princeton Architectural Press.
- Competition-winning Project: Landscapes of the 21st Century Competition, Landscape Architecture magazine, Edgar Allan Poe Memorial December.
- Competition-winning Project: Project Atlas International Competition-Forum, The Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, September.
- Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize for Excellence in the Graphic Representation of Architecture, October.
- Built Works
In the News
- Interim architecture department head to retire after 35 years at Penn State
- Architecture department head’s exhibit features 35+ years of drawings and models
- Graphic design students earn United Designs Alliance international awards
- Penn State mourns the loss of architecture professor emeritus, alum Lou Inserra
- Lou Inserra: A Tribute to a Colleague, Mentor and Friend
- Willis receives distinguished teaching award