Paul Bowers discusses structural weight load with students

Building Structural Systems

Structural engineering research includes computational, laboratory, and field studies of structural systems, primarily in building applications. Research topics include:

  • New material and methods in structural analysis and design
  • Structural performance
  • Serviceability of building envelope systems under severe windstorm, earthquake, and accelerated weathering effects.


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