6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering was very pleased to host the 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference in State College, PA on April 3 - 5th.

The meeting included a workshop, technical papers presentations, invited technical sessions, panel discussions and local tours of technical interest. The conference was geared toward a balance of academics and practitioners. 

Students attending the conference had opportunities to interact with leaders of the architectural engineering profession; partake in student meetings and elections; and participate in the finals of 2012-2013 ASCE Charles Pankow Annual Architectural Engineering Student Competition.  We are very pleased to announce that the Penn State AE student teams placed extremely well in the competition. Please click the link below for further details.

We would like to thank all of the Conference participants for their support and to everyone who contributed with their hard work and efforts to make this a highly successful event! For further details on the Conference Activities, please review the links below:

Conference Program

Keynote Lectures

ASCE Charles Pankow Architectural Engineering Student Competition Results

Conference Photo Gallery

Industry Presentations...Coming soon!


Conference Sponsor - GOLD



James G. Davis Construction (DAVIS)
Rockville, MD

About DAVIS: James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS) has provided construction services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1966. We have completed base buildings, renovation, and interior construction projects of all sizes for corporate headquarters, the public sector, law firms, associations, technology companies, telecommunications firms, mission critical facilities, schools, broadcast facilities, restaurants, retail, and many other clients. Many of these projects are LEED certified at the Platinum, Gold, or Silver levels. An employee-owned company, DAVIS’ annual revenue will exceed $800 million this coming year. We have achieved this level of success because we have been fortunate enough to attract and retain some of the brightest and best people in the industry to manage our projects and our firm. DAVIS is a true general contractor, as we employ a skilled labor force of over 250 to self-perform finish carpentry, demolition, drywall, and miscellaneous concrete work, in addition to managing traditionally subcontracted trades. We provide our clients with responsive service, including on-time, quality performance at competitive costs while maintaining an exceptional safety record. DAVIS' mission is to be considered, The Client's Contractor, as much a member of the owner's professional team as the architect, engineers, and other specialty consultants. This philosophy has led to over 85% of our work being secured through negotiated contracts and many satisfied, repeat clients.


Conference Sponsors - SILVER


Cannon Design Logo

Cannon Design
Grand Island, NY


Gilbane Logo
Gilbane Building Company
Philadelphia, PA


Smith Group Logo

The SmithGroup JJR
Detroit, MI


Conference Paper Special Awards Sponsors

Best Paper Award



Conference Exhibitors

Cradle Cradle North America, Inc.


Taylor & Francis Group

Conference Endorsement


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers




State College, Pennsylvania: April 3-5, 2013