Dr. Ute Poerschke
Ute Poerschke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Penn State. She taught architectural design, construction and energy responsible design at the Technical Universities of Berlin and Munich (1999-2005), and completed her Ph.D. in Architectural Theory at the TU Cottbus in 2005. At Penn State she teaches undergraduate and graduate Architectural Design Studios and Technical Systems Integration, in which she links the fields of energy responsible building, fire safety, lighting, and acoustics to aesthetic ideas. Her research focuses on the relationship between technology and architecture. She is co-principal of the architecture firm Friedrich-Poerschke-Zwink Architekten in Munich, Germany.