Lecture, thesis presentations set for fifth-year architectural engineers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Department of Architectural Engineering has planned two days of events to culminate a year of work by fifth-year students.

The Raymond A. Bowers Program Lecture will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on May 1, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus of Penn State. Luke Leung, director of the Sustainable Engineering Studio at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, will be the featured speaker. His talk, titled "Master Integrators – A New Role in a New World for Architects/Engineers," will explore approaches of analyzing the differing resource demands of buildings, campuses, districts, neighborhoods and cities, and how that analysis drives the design and performance of the community and its infrastructure.

Leung received his bachelor of architectural engineering and master's degree in architectural engineering from Penn State in 1987 and 1990, respectively. A LEED Fellow, he is a five-time recipient of the Excellence in Engineering Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Illinois Chapter; and a two-time recipient of the ASHRAE Regional Technology Award.

The department's activities will resume at 8:15 a.m. on May 2 in the Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom I & II with a special presentation by the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers Charles Pankow Foundation Student Design Competition winning team.

Senior thesis presentations will continue throughout the afternoon. A jury of professionals, including several architectural engineering alumni, has volunteered to judge the top eight theses, which will be selected by architectural engineering faculty in mid-April.

A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn Atrium and an awards banquet will conclude the evening at 7 p.m. in Ballroom A-B-C.

Last Updated April 22, 2014