Students working in the architectural engineering lab

Interdisciplinary Building Systems

Architectural engineering deals with the integrated design, construction, and operation of buildings - focusing on the unification of building envelope, mechanical systems (HVAC), electrical systems, lighting systems, construction, indoor environmental quality and human comfort. To ensure the safety and fuction of buildings, multi-disciplinary research is necessary, as architectural engineers must have an understanding of all aspects of the design-build process. 
Architectural Engineering Faculty


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