Alumni Updates

Cynthia (Cindy) A. Cogil, P.E., LEED AP BD+C (’98 M.S.) has been named a winner in Engineerd Systems Magazine’s “20 to Watch: Women in HVAC” Contest. Cindy is a principal at SmithGroup. Click here to read her profile on Engineered Systems Magazine’s website. (posted 1/4/2019)

Kimberlee McKitish, P.E., LEED Green Associate (’08 B.A.E./M.A.E.) has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. The annual award recognizes an outstanding engineer no older than age 35, and considers collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, engineering experience, publications, project achievements, and additional activities including civic involvement and humanitarian endeavors.

John Smolinsky (’70 M.S.) has retired from his position as environmental manager of the environmental review office at the New York State Department of Public Service after a 33-year career. His career in government began as a visual impact analyst and proceeded to be part of the growing environmental movement by innovating analytic techniques and illustrating the importance of trying to integrate utility structures into the visual and natural environment. Early work at Penn State in computer mapping and gaming were an integral part of his initiatives. His government career did not end with retirement from the State as he has been involved in local planning efforts in his Town of Bethlehem, New York, for the last 35 years and is currently Chairman of the Town’s Planning Board.



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