Students attending Hankin Lecture with Peter Yost

Hankin Lecture

The Hankin Distinguished Lecture series, hosted by Penn State’s residential construction program and the PHRC, was established in 2006 to honor the late Bernard Hankin and his family for their continuous and dedicated support of the residential construction program at Penn State. It brings world-class speakers to Penn State to address students, faculty, industry members and the public with thought-provoking topics and education related to the housing industry. The residential construction program and the PHRC are administered within Penn State’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The 2024 Hankin Distinguished Lecture will be announced. It is typically held in November.

The full length videos for previous lectures from 2007-present are available for online viewing with closed captioning below. 

Previous Hankin Lectures

2024 Hankin Lecture

  • Lecturer: TBA
  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 4:00pm ET
  • Location: TBA, University Park campus
  • Title: TBA


The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304