Rob Peña is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. Through teaching, design and architectural practice, Peña cultivates and applies the concepts of climate-responsive ecological design with an emphasis on high-performance buildings within a broader context of the need for stewardship and care of our lovely green planet.

This event is part of the McDevitt Center’s initiative devoted to Sustaining Earth, which is motivated by our sense of the urgency of the growing threats to our environment and by our conviction that a full understanding of these threats and effective responses to them must draw upon both scientific and broadly religious insights and perspectives. Through the public events in this initiative, we aim to provide a wide audience of students, faculty and members of the regional community with accurate and up-to-date information about the threats, their causes and measures to meet these threats. We also seek to ground and frame these issues within the context of broadly religious perspectives on our human relation to the environment and our ethical obligations to care for it – all with the intention of helping to foster informed and concerted action to sustain the earth.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the McDevitt Center at Le Moyne College. For more information, contact us at or (315) 445-6200.