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SmithGroup makes scholarship gift to Department of Architectural Engineering


SmithGroup, one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms and the longest continually-operating architecture, engineering and planning firms in the United States, has pledged a gift of $50,000 to create a Department of Architectural Engineering scholarship aimed at undergraduate students.

Engineering students collaborate globally, win building design competition


An international, collaborative team comprised of architectural engineering students from Penn State and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) recently received first place in ASHRAE’s Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition.

New microgrid guide to assist 'hybrid' fossil fuel and renewable energy systems


Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering has announced the release of an introductory guide for those in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are interested in conceiving, developing and financing 'hybrid' fossil fuel and renewable energy systems.

Interdisciplinary Penn State team places second in ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge


An interdisciplinary team of six Penn State engineering students recently received second place in the annual ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge competition.

Architectural engineering students receive ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid awards


Hyeunguk "Henry" Ahn and Youngbo Won, architectural engineering Ph.D. candidates and members of the Penn State – University Park Student Branch of ASHRAE, have been selected as recipients of the ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid award for the 2018-19 academic year.

William Bahnfleth receives ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award


William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E and professor of architectural engineering, will be recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as the 2019 recipient of the E. K. Campbell Award.

High-performance construction


Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, uses organizational theory, communication theory and information and process modeling to research how to best assemble integrated teams and develop integrated processes in order to design and build ultra-high-performing buildings.

Students, faculty celebrate second-place win at NASA 3D Habitat Challenge


Faculty and students who are part of the PennStateDen@Mars research team have placed second in Phase 3, Level 2 of the NASA 3D Habitat Challenge in Peoria, Ill. from Aug. 23-26. Their win has not only secured them a spot in the next level of competition but has also given the team $33,000 to begin developing new technology for the next stage of the challenge.

Lyralux lights the way for its Dim to Vivid commercial lighting technology


Professor of Architectural Engineering Kevin Houser has developed a technology at Penn State and formed a startup, called Lyralux, to solve less vivid coloring in low lighting situations.

Building sustainable infrastructure


By studying infrastructure systems with a focus on smart buildings for integrated energy, Somayeh Asadi, assistant professor of architectural engineering, stresses the societal impact of buildi

Improving indoor air quality to increase health and well-being


Dongyun Rim, assistant professor of architectural engineering, focuses his research on understanding the sources, distribution and transportation of critical air pollutants in indoor environments.

ASCE awards Boothby for history and heritage activities


Thomas Boothby, professor of architectural engineering, has been named the 2018 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award.

Capturing sunlight to increase access to water


In spring 2018, Department of Architectural Engineering students helped build two solar energy systems to help increase access to water in Roatán, Honduras. Each system will help to lessen the electricity costs from water pumping in the community of West End.

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