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.



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