News

Gregory Pavlak joins the Department of Architectural Engineering
08/09/17

The Department of Architectural Engineering is pleased to announce Gregory Pavlak as its newest faculty member.

Chapic finding ways to lead while still playing the game she loves
08/07/17

Kori Chapic’s playing days aren’t nearly over, but the former Penn State women’s soccer star and Presidential Leadership Academy (PLA) graduate is already passing on what she has learned about the sport to the next generation of players.

Michelle Vigeant elected to Acoustical Society of America executive council
07/27/17

Michelle Vigeant, assistant professor of acoustics and architectural engineering at Penn State, has been elected a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) executive council. Her three-year term began on July 1, 2017.

Penn State establishes international ties for sustainable building education
07/26/17

Representatives from Penn State at the Navy Yard recently traveled to Europe to meet with United Nations ambassadors, Irish government officials, and representatives from École Polytechnique Fédéraler De Lausanne (EPFL) to discuss sustainable building principles and related research and educational opportunities.

David Riley promoted to professor
06/28/17

David Riley has been promoted to the rank of professor, beginning July 1, 2017.

Patrick Murphy honored with ASAE Early Career Impact Award
06/21/17

The Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE) named Patrick Murphy, '07 B.A.E./M.A.E. and Schreyer Honors College Scholar, as the recipient of the 2017 ASAE Early Career Impact Award. Murphy received his honor at the Department of Architectural Engineering banquet held in April.

Research aims to measure benefits of using radiation as an HVAC coil cleaner
05/23/17

Researchers at Penn State are investigating the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a long-term maintenance solution for cooling coils in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings.

Vigeant receives 2017 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award for research in architectural acoustics
05/03/17

Vigeant's research efforts in architectural engineering acoustics were recently recognized by 3M Company, a company which focuses on reshaping the way people live their everyday lives, as she was named a recipient of the 2017 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.

Students install solar array in low-income community in Honduras
04/28/17

During spring break, 13 Penn State students in the colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Engineering joined a team of partners to build a solar array in a low-income village in Roatan, Honduras. The project is the sixth of its kind completed through the Renew Crew program at Penn State, all of which were led by David Riley, associate professor of architectural engineering. The Renew Crew is a group within the Penn State student chapter of the National Electrical Contractors' Association (NECA).

Architectural engineering students receive top honors at AEI design competition
04/19/17

The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering AEI Student Design Competition team received first place honors in four of the five categories at the recent AEI Student Design Competition 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Broniszewski named architectural engineering student marshal
04/11/17

Alec Broniszewski has been named the student marshal for the architectural engineering baccalaureate degree program at Penn State's College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 5. He will receive an integrated bachelor and master of architectural engineering.

Messner and Dubler receive NIBS Honor Award
04/11/17

As part of the "National BIM Guide for Owners" Committee, John Messner, Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering; and Craig Dubler, Penn State Office of Physical Plant Facility Asset Management program manager and instructor in architectural engineering, received the National Institute of Building Sciences Honor Award.

Solnosky honored by American Concrete Institute
04/06/17

Ryan Solnosky, research associate in architectural engineering at Penn State, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 ACI Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

Radecic named 2017 Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
03/25/17

Scott Radecic ('86 B.A.E.), senior principal at Populous, been named a 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.

Penn State Athletics announces 20-year Facilities Master Plan
03/13/17

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics has concluded its Facilities Master Plan that focuses on creating conditions for success for its student-athletes and enhanced experiences for the Nittany Lions' passionate and loyal students, alumni, staff and fans.

Architectural engineering student receives $10,000 industry scholarship
02/17/17

Geoffrey Tanudjaja, a fourth-year architectural engineering student, is the recipient of the Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) 60th Anniversary Scholarship.

PHRC to host 25th annual housing conference
02/15/17

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, will host its 25th Annual PHRC Housing Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel March 1-2, 2017.

Dancing for life: Then and now
02/09/17

John Messner, professor of architectural engineering, shares his family's experience with pediatric cancer, THON and the Four Diamonds Fund.

Brian Wolfgang wins 2016 NAHB Outstanding Junior Educator Award
02/06/17

Brian Wolfgang, housing systems specialist at Penn State's Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC), received the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter Award for Outstanding Junior Educator at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show in January in Orlando.

Penn State places fourth in NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition
02/06/17

The Penn State National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student chapter won fourth place in the four-year college category of the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition held at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) in January in Orlando.

Keeping the faith
12/14/16

Oluwatobi Jewoola, an architectural engineering student, overcomes financial woes, with help from the University, College of Engineering and Department of Architectural Engineering, and excels in a time of hardship.

Remembering Vincent Pass
12/14/16

Vincent L. Pass, former professor of architectural engineering, has died. Pass spent nearly three decades as a faculty member of the Department of Architectural Engineering, where he taught courses on structural engineering design and conducted research centered on solar heat gain through different combinations of glass types and shading devices.

Penn State receives funding to demonstrate low-carbon footprint path
12/08/16

Penn State University, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and other technology providers and with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is demonstrating a cost-effective technology path to increase the use of renewable-energy power generation in Pennsylvania.

Esther Obonyo appointed interim director of HESE
11/30/16

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, will serve as the interim director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, effective January 1, 2017.

Search for head of Department of Architectural Engineering begins
10/07/16

Penn State's College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering.

Penn State receives funds for student-centered initiative on energy efficiency
09/12/16

Penn State will use funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to launch a collaboration with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), and Private Energy Partners (PEP) to innovate a data-driven, integrated, student-centered, and market-driven approach to help small food stores and restaurants lower energy bills. The Department of Environmental Protection funding for the project is provided by the U. S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program

Jason McFadden honored by Penn State's Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers
08/18/16

Penn State's Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE) named Jason McFadden, 2006 bachelor of architectural engineering/master of architectural engineering, as the recipient of the 2016 Early Career Impact Award. McFadden was presented with the award at the Department of Architectural Engineering banquet held in April.

Parfitt named interim head of architectural engineering
07/29/16

M. Kevin Parfitt, P.E., F.AEI, professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Architectural Engineering, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Research aimed at increasing safety of temporary structures on construction sites
07/28/2016

The use of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) will allow for monitoring and assessing the safety of temporary structures used on construction sites, according to research being completed in Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering.

University Staff Advisory Council recognizes six outstanding contributors
05/11/2016

Deborah S. Sam, administrative support assistant, was awarded an USAC Staff Recognition Award, an honor presented annually to Penn State staff members who go above and beyond their normal routines to resolve difficult dilemmas, exhibit exceptional creativity, or show responsiveness to the needs of others.

Faculty and staff members honored with Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards
04/25/2016

Six representatives of the Department of Architectural Engineering have been honored with 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards.

Teams win seven awards at AEI Student Design Competition
04/25/2016

Two teams of architectural engineering students received top honors in four of the five categories at the AEI Student Design Competition in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Barton Malow renews fund for excellence in architectural engineering
04/11/2016

To continue the success of the department and its students, the company has recently renewed its commitment to the Barton Malow Excellence Fund.

Building a life of purpose
04/11/2016

Steve Mezzacappa received the honor of being named to "The New Face of Civil Engineering" by DiscoverE, an organization that helps to unite, mobilize and support the engineering and technology communities.

Senior Mike DePodwin embraces tradition as Penn State Glee Club president
04/06/16

Senior architectural engineering student Mike DePodwin serves as president of the Penn State Glee Club president.

 
 

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