Daniel McGee



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Structural Option

Devon Saunders is in his 5th year of study in the integrated B.A.E./M.A.E Program of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation in May 2013, Devon will receive his degree with a structural specialization as well as earn the Engineer in Training status.

Throughout Devon’s collegiate career he has served as a mentor, vice president, or president for numerous Penn State and engineering oriented clubs. As a mentor for the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), he received the “mentor of the year” award in 2009 for his contributions to the program. He also served as a member of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE) and headed the mentoring branch as Mentoring Vice President in 2010. In 2009 Devon was elected as president of R.A.M. Squad which is Penn State’s premier breakdancing and hip-hop dance club that promotes the lifestyle of dance to the PSU community and performs for events like Football games and THON.

As a structural engineering student with experience in construction management, Devon has a deep passion for bridging the gap of integration between architecture and engineering disciplines. As an intern at Gilbane, currently the 4th best CM-at-Risk Firm in the U.S. in the ENR Report, Devon aspires to use any knowledge gained to foster a path for himself with this passion in mind.

Devon enjoys dancing, learning, rock climbing, and playing the piano. He studied abroad in Italy and has acted as a U.S. student ambassador in Australia.


The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering

ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Student Competition

Penn State Thesis e-Studio

Penn State AE Computer Labs


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.

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