Daniel McGee






Penn State ASHRAE

Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE)


Mechanical Option

Brittany Notor is a fifth year Architectural Engineering student at the Pennsylvania State University, focusing on mechanical systems.  She will graduate in May 2012 with a BAE in Architectural Engineering.  Brittany passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in October 2011 and will gain EIT status upon graduation. 

Over the past two summers, Brittany has had the opportunity to intern for both small- and large-scale AE firms.  In the summer of 2011, Brittany interned as a mechanical engineer for DiClemente Siegel Design, Inc. in Southfield, Michigan, where she facilitated the company’s transition from AutoCAD to Revit and created energy models for various university facilities.  Brittany returned to Michigan in the summer of 2012 to intern for SmithGroupJJR’s mechanical department.  Throughout the summer Brittany performed acoustical analyses, assisted in mechanical design layouts, and conducted a building envelope study for an AIA presentation on the Architecture 2030 Challenge.

Through her involvement with social and professional organizations, Brittany developed strong management, communication, and networking skills.  She is the current president of the Penn State chapter of the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  She also held office as president of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE) in 2011.  From 2008 to 2011 Brittany held the role of Public Relations Director for Penn State’s Annual Movin’ On Music Festival.

In her spare time, Brittany leads an active lifestyle and enjoys running, fishing, and attending Penn State football games.


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Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐inprogress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of the UNITUS design team. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

This page was last updated on April 23, 2013 by the UNITUS design team and is hosted by the Penn State AE Department ©2012