2014 Competition Results

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held the finals for the fifth year of the ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Architectural Engineering Student Competition in conjunction with the 2014 AEI National Student Conference hosted by The Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department, at Drexel University and the AEI Student Chapter on March 27 - 29, 2014.

A team from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich., was announced the winner in the integration category and a team from Drexel University, Philadelphia, earned the top award for innovation. The other winners included two teams from Penn State University, one earning the award in construction, and the other winning the categories of electrical, mechanical and structural. A team from Kansas State also competed as a finalist, and earned runner-up honors in four categories.

The Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition attracts the top architectural engineering students from the country's leading academic institutions offering architectural engineering degrees. The goal of the annual competition is to provide a unique venue for students to showcase the value of education in architectural engineering. The competition encourages collaboration, research, innovation, and peer review.

Projects are judged in five primary categories including structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as construction management and integration. Teams have the option to submit for categories individually, and all teams compete in the category of integrated design with innovation in design heavily weighed. Sustainable design strategies are required in all submissions.

The jury consisted of volunteer building industry practitioners and AEI. The 2014 jury members were:

This year's challenge was to address the design, integration, and construction issues for a new, high-profile high rise office building in San Francisco. Focusing on the integration of the engineered systems for a high performance building, through strong team collaboration, students worked in multi-disciplinary teams and considered how the engineered systems integrate with building architecture while emphasizing sustainable design.

"The student teams did an extraordinary job highlighting the important role of architectural engineering in the industry as a whole. Using critical thinking and creativity, the students demonstrated the bright future this specialty has in the profession," said Kenna M. Chapin, P.E., F. AEI, M.ASCE, chair of the ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

Students used knowledge developed from university coursework to create innovative solutions. The teams were mentored by university professors who have strong professional and academic backgrounds.

Ten teams from seven architectural engineering programs submitted projects in the competition, with six teams presenting at the competition finals. To view the video presentations of the following list of the finalist team participants and winners, visit: AEI 2014 Student Competition Presentations.

psu-3_construction winner

Construction

Winner: The Pennsylvania State University (Team 3)
Runner Ups: Kansas State University (Team 9) and The Pennsylvania State University (Team 2)

 

 

 

 

 



psu-2_electrical winner



Electrical

Winner: The Pennsylvania State University (Team 2)
Runner Ups: Kansas State University (Team 9) and Lawrence Technological University (Team 6)

 

 



 

 

 

psu-2_mechanical winner

 

Mechanical
Winner: The Pennsylvania State University (Team 2)
Runner Ups: Kansas State University (Team 9) and Lawrence Technological University (Team 6)

 

 

 

 


 

 



psu-2_structural winner

 

Structural
Winner: The Pennsylvania State University (Team 2)
Runner Ups: Drexel University (Team 1) and The Pennsylvania State University (Team 3)












 


ltu-6_integration winner


Integration

Winner: Lawrence Technological University (Team 6)
Runner Ups: Kansas State University (Team 9) and The Pennsylvania State University (Team 3)









drexel-1_innovation


Innovation

Drexel University






The teams who were invited to present their projects at the finals for the competition were as follows:

Team 1 - Drexel University:
Faculty Advisor, James Mitchell
Nathan Barry, Jeanine Lancellotti, Natasha Martines, Jalpesh Patel, Michael Sawin, James Myers, and Katrina Connors

Team 2 - The Pennsylvania State University:
Faculty Advisor, Kevin Parfitt
Robert Fazio, Tyler Dietz, Christopher Coakley, Katharine Gausseres, Rebecca Slocum, Nicholas Rekstad, Jordan Miller and Eric Ripkin

Team 3- The Pennsylvania State University:
Faculty Advisor, Kevin Parfitt
Lara Kaiserian, Kristin Sliwinski, Alex van Eeden, Abigail Kreider, Kieran Carlisle, Drew Canfield, Jonathan Sharp, and Robert Livorio

Team 6 Lawrence Technological:
Faculty Advisor, Ralph Nelson
Rachel LaCasse, Kevin Lambert, Zachary Lahrman, Breanne May, Michael Paciero, Francesca Montana, Timothy Truitt, Elizabeth Ozzello and Michael McMurphy

Team 8 - Oklahoma State University
Faculty Advisor, Carissa Ramming
Jeff Cassel, Prescovie Anderson, Justin Kunkle, Holly Vetsch, Keaton Munsterman, Cole Edwards, Nick White, Morgan Brun and Brad Elsbury

Team 9 - Kansas State University:
Faculty Advisor, Russ Murdock
Todd Blackburn, Sean Wonderlich, Brent Shumacher, Bryce Harris , Thomas Lusk, Alexander Crownover, Joseph Haws, Kade Schnoebelen and Lindsay Kramer

The competition was a tremendous success thanks to the hard work of the participating teams, the faculty advisors and the jurors. The competition was generously sponsored by the Charles Pankow Foundation, SOM, Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Johnson Controls, Langan, Nabih Youssef Associates, Wallace Engineering, WJE, Weidlinger, Bentley, Affiliated Engineers, & Simpson Gumpertz & Heger.

2015 Competition

Please look for information for the 2015 competition in August on the Architectural Engineering Institute website and the competition website.  The finalist presentations for the 2015 competition will be held at the 2015 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 24-27, 2015.

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