About Christine

Christine Clowes is currently a fifth year student at Penn State University, where she is studying Architectural Engineering.  With a focus in lighting and electrical design, Christine will graduate in May 2009 with a Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering and a minor in Architectural Studies. 

Summer internships have provided Christine with valuable work experience.  Working alongside a project engineer for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, she accepted numerous responsibilities, including detailed takeoffs and punchlist completion.  Christine also increased her knowledge of the construction process while working for Alexander Building Construction.  She obtained experience in lighting and electrical design as an intern for SmithGroup.  Assisting with the completion of several projects, she was able to enhance her understanding of power systems, controls, and lighting design. 

Christine also participates in various organizations and activities.  She is the president of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), where she plans events and presentations that increase students’ exposure to the lighting industry.  As an Architectural Engineering Envoy, Christine represents the AE department by giving tours to prospective students.  She has served as a volunteer for the Penn State Dance Marathon by raising money for pediatric cancer.  She has most recently been inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the AE Honor Society, and has joined the Penn State Solar Decathlon Team. 

Throughout her years at Penn State, Christine has continually worked hard to achieve academic excellence, making the Dean’s List every semester.  She has recently been awarded the Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant. 

Upon graduation, Christine will obtain E.I.T. status.  She plans to become LEED accredited and licensed as a Professional Engineer.    


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This page was last updated on September 10, 2008, by Christine Clowes and is hosted by the AE Department © 2008
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 Christine Clowes. 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.