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Heather Ligler

Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture
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Heather Ligler is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a licensed architect and her teaching, research, and practice focus on rule-based design as a computational basis for architecture. She has been invited to present her work at several universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Emory University, National Chiao Tung University, and National Taiwan Institute of Technology. Heather is a doctoral candidate in the Design Computation concentration in the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.S. Arch from Georgia Tech and dual Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Architecture degrees from Auburn University. Her background includes teaching at Georgia Tech, research at the Shape Computation Lab, and professional experience on domestic and international projects, primarily with John Portman & Associates.

  • Education
    • Dual Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Architecture degrees from Auburn University
    • MS from Georgia Tech