Architectural Engineering Research


The Department of Architectural Engineering brings together construction, lighting/electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering in a curriculum and research program focused on the design, construction, operation, and analysis of buildings.

The impact of ever-changing social, economical, political, energy, regulatory, and technical boundary conditions creates unlimited architectural engineering research opportunities.

Penn State faculty and students work to continuously advance the building and construction industry by completing cutting-edge research.



Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394