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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‐in‐progress 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 Nicholas Kutchi. 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.

Nicholas Kutchi's
Biographical Information

Nicholas Kutchi is a fifth year Architectural Engineering student at The Pennsylvania State University.  He will be graduating in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Degree with an emphasis on Lighting/Electrical.  Nick enjoys the lighting/electrical option since it allows him to express his technical knowledge in creative designs, as well as use light to impact the human emotion and perception of a space.

Nick is an extremely hard working individual who is dedicated and proud of his work.  He has worked since he was a young teen when he took over his brothers’ lawn mowing service of 15 customers.  Through his commitment to his customers and his own determination of staying on top of things, he was able to gain 4 more customers.  This hard work provided him the opportunity to receive employment as an Assistant Greens Keeper at a local golf course.  With some assistance from his wonderful Dad helping to maintain his lawn service, Nick was able to work both the golf course as well as keep his customers happy. 

Nick kept up both of the previously mentioned jobs until he received a Construction Management internship from ISEC Inc. in Columbia, MD.  He enjoyed this experience but realized that he enjoyed the designing of lighting and electrical systems within buildings. Nick was offered a great lighting and electrical internship with Mueller Associates, Inc. in Baltimore, MD.  Here he was allowed to be an integral part of a MEP project team and work on some great projects.

Nick is the President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Penn State Student Chapter of about 30 members.  He is also involved with the Student Society of Architectural Engineering and all their activities. With all his remaining time he enjoys playing racquetball almost daily and doing anything outdoors from soccer and golf to just observing nature with his camera as a photographer.  He thanks his family and friends for all their support and always being there when he needs them most.  

Nicholas A. Kutchi's Resume- (29 KB pdf)

Nicholas A. Kutchi's Design Portfolio- (27.4 MB pdf)
this Design Portfolio is a proof version of the actual portfolio book









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