Penn State AEI Student Design Competition Teams

AEI Student Design Competition

Each year, teams representing the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State compete in the AEI Student Design Competition, an annual design competition specifically for architectural engineering programs to highlight and showcase the value of collaboration, competition, and peer review. The competition is sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE. 

To view a live stream of the competition, the AEI Student Design Competition website.


Since the competition’s inception in 2010, 13 teams from Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering have competed, winning 40 of a possible 73 awards. Three of these include a first-place finish in the building integration category, the highest honor awarded at the competition.


  • First place: 5
  • Second place: 3
  • Third place: 1


  • First place: 1
  • Second place: 3
  • Third place: 1


  • First place: 4
  • Second place: 2
  • Third place: 1


  • First place: 4
  • Second place: 4
  • Third place: 1

Design Innovation

  • First place: 2

Building Integration

  • First place: 3
  • Second place: 3
  • Third place: 2

Total awards: 40/73 total available awards



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394