Anthony Alduino, Class of 1992, B.A.E./M.S. 

Anthony J. Alduino, PE (Tony), 92 BAE 94 MS, serves as the NYC MEP Department Manager for Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects.  Tony has over 27 years of professional engineering experience in a wide variety of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing; fire protection; and automatic temperature control systems design.  He has been involved in various project type in the public and private sector ranging from the smallest renovation to larger vertical new construction.  As the Department Manager he is involved in the daily oversight of the MEP group, including project management, staffing, utilization, and budgets.  Other tasks Tony performs include business development, subject matter expertise, expert witness services, on-site investigations, peer reviews, feasibility reports, forensic studies, due diligence studies, and construction administration. 

Tony is also a senior engineer and active participant in Gannett Fleming’s Mechanical Practice Leadership.  As an active practice leadership participant, he is engaged in conversations regarding design specifications, design standards, standard details, quality assurance / quality, control, and calculations. 

Each year since 2004, Tony has engaged and work with college interns during their summer break.  Recently, Tony has worked with interns from Penn State, Buffalo, RPI, Cornell, and Manhattan College, and has also participated in various career fair, including the Penn State AE sponsored event in the Fall.  In addition to sponsoring 1 or 2 college interns each year, Tony also participates in the NYC School Construction Authority mentoring program for high school students.  This program allows the firm to take on for 6 weeks 1 or more students.   

Below is a listing of current / active professional participation: 

  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 
  • Member, American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) – National Membership Committee 
  • Member, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) – Codes, Standards and Regulations Committee  
  • Member, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) 
  • Special Inspections Advisory Committee Member, New York City Department of Buildings Code Revision 
  • ACEC - Mechanical Code Committee Member 
  • Existing Building Code Committee Member, New York City Department of Buildings Code Revision 
  • Professional Registration in 8 jurisdictions 

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Jennifer Harrington, PE, LC, LEED AP; Class of 2002 B.A.E.

Director of Lighting Design
Barton Associates

Jennifer graduated with a BAE (Electrical + Lighting) from Penn State University in 2002. Shortly after graduation, she began her professional career at Clark Nexsen in Virginia Beach, VA. While at the firm, Jennifer had the opportunity to design lighting and controls for a multitude of large commercial, international, and government projects including the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  She was very active in the Hampton Roads IES serving on the Board of Directors as a Member Retention Chair from 2003 to 2006. She also kept busy teaching IES introductory lighting courses to other professionals in the Hampton Roads area. In 2005, Jennifer was asked to join the Board of Managers for the STEM Pioneer Project of the Women’s Center at Tidewater Community College which provides mentorship opportunities for female students aspiring to be engineers.

Although she greatly enjoyed her time in Virginia, Jennifer decided to return to Pennsylvania in early 2006 to be closer to her family. She began working at Burt Hill (now known as Stantec) in Butler, PA. While there, she was responsible for the lighting and controls design of various hospitals, one of which was located in Dubai UAE. Then in September of 2006, Jennifer decided to return to the place of her Alma Mater and joined Reese Engineering located in State College, PA.  After joining the firm, Jennifer was promoted to Director of Lighting Design while expanding her field of experience to include senior living, higher education, hospitality, and high-end residential projects. She also had the honor of presenting lighting-related topics at multiple national and state level senior living conferences. In March of 2016, Jennifer opened a new chapter in her career when she accepted the position of Director of Lighting Design at Barton Associates.   Barton Associates is the largest independent MEP consulting firm headquartered in Central PA.  In her new position, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing the development and production of architectural lighting design for all of Barton’s locations and markets.  As always, Jennifer continues to share her passion for creating highly functional, environmentally-conscious lighting solutions to meet her clients’ needs.

Kyle Houser, Class of 2013, B.A.E./M.A.E. 

Kyle Houser is a 2013 graduate from the Penn State Integrated BAE/MAE Architectural Engineering program where he focused on the Lighting/Electrical Option.  After graduating, he moved back home to the Philadelphia area to work as a Lighting Designer/Electrical Engineer at EwingCole.  While at the firm, Kyle focused on lighting design, lighting controls, and electrical design for healthcare facilities and daylighting design for Smithsonian Museums and net-zero buildings.  During his time at EwingCole, he worked primarily with Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Geisinger Holy Spirit. 

In 2019, Kyle left EwingCole and joined TLC Engineering Solutions Philadelphia office as an electrical engineer in their healthcare operations in June 2020.  In his role, Kyle has been responsible for communicating directly with owners, architects and contractors, reviewing and evaluating existing electrical infrastructure, coordinating new electrical services with the utility companies, providing new generators, developing new electrical distribution in existing and new healthcare facilities, designing electrical, fire alarm, lighting, and nursecall systems.   He has since been promoted to a project engineer in August 2020.  

Kyle has obtained PE licensure and signs and seals drawings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia. He has been recognized by the Philadelphia IES for the Philadelphia Fellowship for recognition of service to the local lighting community. He has won numerous Philadelphia IES lighting design awards for projects where he was involved in the lighting design.  Kyle has been back to Penn State over the years to participate as a guest speaker and attend the AE Career fair. 

William R. Long, PE, LEED AP, FSMPS

Principal and Vice President
Canuso Jorden 

William R. Long is a Principal and Vice President with Canuso Jorden, a general contracting/construction management firm based in suburban Philadelphia.  In his role at Canuso Jorden, Bill is a member of the company’s senior management team and has multiple responsibilities including serving as a Project Executive and Account Manager for select clients, being responsible for the oversight of company-wide business development and marketing, and maintaining multiple firm-wide general management responsibilities.  

A registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional with over thirty years of experience in the construction industry, Bill possesses an MBA degree from Villanova University in addition to his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State. 

An active member of the building design and construction community, Bill has been quoted or profiled in Engineering News-Record, Building Design + Construction, Principals Report, The ZweigLetter, Professional Services Management Journal, Mid-Atlantic Construction, A/E Marketing Journal, New York Construction, and MarketingNow.  He has presented at local, regional, and national functions for AIA, AGC, ASLA, CMAA, CSI, ISPE, SMPS, PSMJ Resources, the Construction Marketing Research Council, and the Society for Design Administration. Bill has also been a guest lecturer at Penn State University, Virginia Tech, and Drexel University.   

Bill has authored numerous articles and columns for various building industry publications including A/E Rainmaker, The Marketer, Principals Report, and New York Construction.  He is a Fellow in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and is a Past-President of the SMPS Foundation Board of Trustees. Bill is also a member of the Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia and a member of the Board of Directors for the Designing Futures Foundation, which promotes the brand and supports the financial future of Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture + Design.  

Patrick Murphy, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Class of 2007 B.A.E./M.A.E.

Director of Sustainable Design
Vanderweil Engineers

As Director of Sustainable Design for Vanderweil Engineers, Patrick is leveraging his passion and experience in sustainable, integrated, and innovative building design to inform design decisions through rigorous energy and water analysis. Patrick’s background as a Penn State architectural engineer with a focus on sustainable MEP systems informs his multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to building design. 

Patrick joined Vanderweil Engineers as a mechanical engineer shortly after his graduation from Penn State, was promoted to a team leader for the mechanical engineers in Vanderweil’s Alexandria office, and became a project manager for healthcare, academic, high-rise commercial, high-rise residential, and government projects. As a project manager, Patrick profitably managed nearly $2 million dollars in revenue annually for Vanderweil, with deep involvement, understanding, and leadership in the coordination of MEP/FP/IT and security system designs for numerous market sectors and project types and sizes. Patrick’s dedication and success at Vanderweil has earned him the promotion to associate in early 2015, and to his current position in 2017.

Through effective mentorship, Patrick saw professional opportunities flourish. In turn, he takes a pay-it-forward approach to lifting the next generation of engineers. Patrick leads a mentorship program at Vanderweil, and has maintained close involvement with Penn State’s AE Department since graduation by participating annually in the alumni mentorship program, alumni thesis jury, the career fair, and as a board member of the ASAE since 2018.

Patrick’s career is highlighted by his involvement and leadership in the design of several LEED Platinum projects, an off-grid net zero energy facility, and two projects earning the highest certification by Green Globes. His leadership in sustainable design has been recognized with over a dozen regional and national awards, including multiple Architectural Engineering Institute professional project awards. 

Brian Nahas, Class of 2012, B.A.E.

Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Mortenson 

Brian Nahas is a 2012 graduate from the Penn State Architectural Engineering Program where he focused on the Construction Option. He joined Mortenson’s Sports + Entertainment group as an intern and transitioned into full-time upon graduation. During his time at Mortenson, he has lived in six different states, and has worked on notable collegiate and professional sports venues and training centers across the United States with Penn State University, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, the Buffalo Sabres, the Atlanta Braves, and the Golden State Warriors. 

In late 2019, Brian lead the organization’s digitization strategy as Mortenson has looked to transform the AEC industry and broaden the capabilities of BLUvera and BLU54, Mortenson’s manufacturing and supply chain entities. In mid-2021, Brian transitioned to his current role where he is responsible for providing company leadership and future direction of virtual design and construction through collaboration with organizational and technical leaders across the company, focusing on digital project information [BIM + GIS] and design for fabrication through leading-edge platform alignment across a project’s lifecycle. 

Brian has been featured in The Athletic, the Sports Business Journal, and Engineering News Record for implementation and integration of technology on large-scale, complex projects. He has presented at regional, national, and global functions for the ACG, COAA, and various construction technology events. Brian has also been a guest speaker at Penn State and Stanford University. 

Brian and his wife Katie, live in Minneapolis, MN. They are avid sailors, enjoy camping, and spend much of their free time outdoors with their dog, Nelle.

Drew R. Potts, P.E., Class of 1988 B.A.E.; 1998 M.C.E.

Assistant Professor, Department Head
Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology Department
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Drew Potts is a 1988 graduate from the Architectural Engineering program, structural option. He also earned a Master of Civil Engineering in 1998 from Bucknell University. 

Immediately following graduation from Penn State, he worked for consulting structural engineers in Philadelphia and then in his hometown of Pittsburgh until 1993. He then worked for Nicholas J. Bouras, Incorporated for fifteen years as engineering manager for the New Columbia, PA steel joist manufacturing facility. While in his position as engineering manager Drew served on the Research Committee and the Composite Joist Committee of the Steel Joist Institute. In his roles with Nicholas J. Bouras, Inc. and the Steel Joist Institute he worked with engineers and academics across the country. He helped develop and present seminars and learning opportunities for other professionals. 

Some notable work from his engineering career involved the investigation of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse in Bridgeport, CT, the design and fabrication of the steel joists for the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum at Washington Dulles International Airport. 

Drew has been a faculty member at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology since August of 2008. He teaches statics, strength of materials, structural analysis and steel design courses. He is currently the department head. During the May 2019 graduation ceremony, he was recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Drew is originally from Pittsburgh, but has lived in Watsontown, Pennsylvania since 1993 with his wife Tanya. Their son Matthew is currently attending Penn State and has been a member of the Blue Band playing cymbals.

Chris Schoonover, PE, LEED AP, CPMP; Class of 1993

Chris is a 1993 AE graduate with a mechanical emphasis and began his career with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield serving as project manager and lead engineer on a wide variety of projects.  These projects have included buildings and infrastructure for healthcare, higher education, and government agencies.  Chris has experience in various project delivery methods including Design-Build and Performance Contracting.  Recently he was project manager for the MEP design of an $80 million capital improvement campaign at Northeast Ohio Medical College which included a new STEM school, vivarium expansion, new research laboratory building and a student/staff wellness center.  Chris has also been involved in numerous chiller and boiler plant projects including a multi-phase 18,000-ton district chilled water plant in Cleveland, Ohio.  Chris is a LEED Accredited Professional and an ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP).  Chris has participated in the ASAE/SSAE mentoring program, has periodically presented at the AE Options Seminars and appreciates this opportunity to serve on the board of the Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers.

A native of the Poconos, Chris resides in Stow, Ohio with his wife and two teenage daughters (one of whom has fallen in love with Penn State).  In his free time, he enjoys visiting Penn State, fly fishing at his hunting camp an hour north of State College and cooking for family and friends. 

Molly Sizemore, Class of 2021, B.A.E./M.A.E. 

HVAC Engineer — BR+A Consulting Engineers 

Molly Sizemore graduated in May 2021 with an integrated Master and Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in the mechanical option and a minor in architecture studies. As a student, Molly had the pleasure of interning with James G. Davis Construction, Southland Industries, and Envinity, Inc. in a variety of different industry roles. Ultimately, she fell in love with mechanical design and is now an HVAC Engineer with BR+A Consulting Engineers in their Washington, D.C. office. Her work now centers on healthcare design, which she found compelling for its design complexity and focus on serving as a healing place for others. 

Her passion for outreach and mentorship drove her desire to be involved in extracurriculars. As an active student in AE, Molly served as a teaching assistant, peer mentor, and student ambassador for the department. Outside of AE, Molly has served many roles within the Women in Engineering Program, Engineering House, ASHRAE, and Engineering Ambassadors.  

Now as a graduate of the AE program, Molly continues to chase her passions for involvement with Penn State and the AE Department through many organizations. Beyond her Board of Directors role with ASAE, she also maintains roles as a Young Alumni Ambassador (YAA) through the Penn State Alumni Association, an AEI Washington DC member, an ASHRAE member, a Metro Washington, D.C. Penn State Alumni Association member, and she now serves as a liaison between ASAE and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS). When Molly is not living and breathing Penn State AE, you can find her crafting, painting, or raving about her AE study abroad in China. 

John M. Thorsen, Class of 1986, B.A.E./CM

Project Executive
The Norwood Company

John M. Thorsen is a Project Executive with The Norwood Company, a general contracting/construction management firm based in Malvern, Pa. In his role at Norwood, John is a member of the company’s senior management team and has multiple responsibilities including serving as a project executive on the company’s largest project in company history.  

John’s 35-year career in commercial construction management started after graduating from Penn State in 1986, when he went to work for a Bethesda, Md.-based construction company.  After several years in the Washington, D.C. metro area, he moved his family to Lancaster, Pa. to work for a Lancaster general contractor for almost 14 years. While at that firm, he moved up to vice president while creating that firm’s first safety program, internship program (with Penn State AE students) and was instrumental in starting an internal operations training program. In 2006, John had an opportunity to manage his own small general construction firm as president and COO, adding to his abilities and experience all the corporate financial aspects of running a construction company. In 2013, he joined Norwood and serves as project executive on multiple projects of all sizes and types. 

John has held just about every project management and executive role during his 33 years in the business starting as a project engineer through senior project manager, project executive, vice president, COO, and president. This has provided him with an extremely well-rounded, realistic viewpoint of how a construction project is planned, supervised, staffed, and managed, while keeping in mind how the overall company is managed as well. 

John’s career has afforded him varied experiences with every project delivery method, contract type and building type. He has built office buildings, medical suites and buildings, senior living facilities, government defense buildings, casino and off track wagering facilities, restaurants, parking garages, a baseball stadium, performing arts theaters, academic sports facilities and field houses, dormitories, multi-family living, hospitality including high end hotels, supermarkets, a police station, a private residence, financial institution facilities, and even a turf field for a football stadium. 

John has served on the board of the Keystone Chapter of ABC, currently serves as president of his Fraternity Alumni Group (Delta Tau Delta, Tau Chapter of Penn State), and has won numerous awards for many of his projects. His passion is mentoring, teaching, and helping his teammates grow and succeed. He also is a bit of a schedule and sequence geek.

John is originally from N.Y. and currently lives in Lancaster, Pa. with his wife of 33 years who he met at Penn State. They have three children. He has been maintaining his connection with Penn State and specifically the AE department via career fairs and interview sessions stemming back to 1988. He has interviewed and hired many Penn State AE’s over the last 33 years.



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