Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia, and the profession who advise the department on academic issues, current industry trends, and emerging opportunities in architectural engineering. IPAC is a forum where ideas are exchanged and recommendations are made. IPAC provides direct linkage and communication between the college and the engineering profession.

The functions of IPAC are to:

  • act as an advisory group on specific academic and research issues;
  • serve as a link between the department and its industrial and professional partners, providing an opportunity for communication of current and future industry and professional needs to the department;
  • identify steps that the department should take to meet special needs; and
  • provide recommendations on initiatives that the department should explore to improve educational and research programs to meet the needs of the world and the profession.

Current members

Tim Carr
Member since 2010
Senior Vice President 
Property, Facilities & Risk Management
YMCA of the Triangle Area, Inc.

Cynthia Cogil
Member since 2016
Principal, Director of Engineering

Brian Dauskurdas
Member since 2013
Director, Global Energy Solutions
Lutron - Chicago

Jonathan Dougherty
Member since 2013
Directory, Corporate Knowledge Center
James G. Davis Construction 

Robert Grottenthaler
Member since 2016
Senior Vice President
Barton Malow Company

Michael Harrison 
Member since 2005
Senior Managing Director

David Kaneda
Member since 2015
Integral Group Inc. 

Luke Leung
Member since 2016
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Theodore Lynch
Member since 2012
Chief Executive Officer
Southland Industries

James Mendygral 
Member since 2015
Senior Project Manager
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

John O'Keefe
Member since 2016
Division President and CEO
Clark Construction Group, Inc. 

W. M. Kim Roddis
Member since 2014
Civil & Environment Engineering Department
School of Engineering and Applied Science
The George Washington University

John Sadlik
Member since 2015
J2H Partners

Riz Shah
Member since 2015
Capital Projects and Infrastructure

Jeffrey Turconi
Member since 2015
P.J. Dick, Inc. 

William C. Weinaug Jr. 
Member since 2014
Vice President 
exp U.S. Services Inc. 



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