Daniel McGee



Résumé [PDF]

Portfolio [PDF]



Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE)

Project Candle




Lighting / Electrical Option

Kyle Houser is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In May 2013, he will graduate with his B.A.E./M.A.E. specializing in lighting/electrical design and a minor in Architectural Studies. He is an active member in the Student Society of Architectural Engineering (former Bowers House Head), and student chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (current President). Additionally, Kyle is an Outreach Ambassador for Project Candle and has been a member of Engineering Orientation Network and Habitat for Humanity.

During the past few summers, Kyle has continued his education inside and outside the classroom. Two summers ago, he went to Rome to study the architecture through AE’s Sede Di Roma program. After Rome, he was a lighting design intern in Alexandria, Va and took online summer classes. This past summer, he went to Lightfair in Las Vegas and was an electrical intern in Baltimore, Md. These experiences taught him how different parts of the industry work and how they communicate with one another. In October, he will be attending IALD in Vancouver.

Kyle is an ambitious individual with a strong desire to learn. Fueled by his passion, this drives him to take on every opportunity presented as a chance to improve. Kyle enjoys sharing experiences to aid younger students to take advantage of opportunities that best suit their interests.

Outside of school, Kyle enjoys sports especially baseball. He also participated in a 32 mile bike ride last fall and hopes to participate in a half marathon and a Tough Mudder within the next year.


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.

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