Donald Prowler, Architecture
Prowler, an architect and a lecturer in GSFA, died February
7 of kidney cancer at his home in Center City. He was 51 years
the faculty of both Penn's Department of Architecture since 1976,
and the School of Architecture at Princeton University for a number
of years, Mr. Prowler was also a visiting lecturer at other institutions
including Cornell, University of Virginia and University of Chicago.
He taught design studio and technology courses focusing on the
thermal and luminous performance of buildings and industrialized
was the author of the book Modest Mansions: Design Ideas for
Luxurious Living in Less Space. He edited Teaching Passive
Solar Design in Architecture and Passive Solar: State of
Fellow of the A.I.A., Mr. Prowler owned his own firm, Donald Prowler
& Associates, and specialized in ecologically sound and energy-efficient
building design, passive solar design, and affordable housing.
won a number of awards during his career, including the Progressive
Architecture Research Award for his work on energy-curriculum
development for schools of architecture. Mr. Prowler was also
recognized by Architecture magazine as a co-developer of
the publication Designing Low-Energy Buildings.
is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mady; a son, Matthew; a daughter,
Rachel; his parents, Millard and Gloria Prowler; and a sister.
donations may be made to the National Adoption
Center, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 701, Philadelphia, PA 19102.