Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium

Houston, Texas

Matt Smiddy - Construction Management Option


Rendering courtesy of PBK





Matt Smiddy is currently a 5th year senior in the Architectural Engineering department at the Pennsylvania State University.  He will graduate in May 2010 with Bachelor degrees in Architectural Engineering and Economics and a Masters in Architectural Engineering with a focus in construction management. Matt is a member numerous professional and student organizations, including the Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Epsilon honor societies.


Matt has worked in five construction management internships.  During the summer of 2006 he worked with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Miami, Florida assisting in the construction management of a 34-story condominium tower.  He also worked in Miami, Florida for Facchina-McGaughan LLC assisting in the management of construction of a 45-story twin condominium tower in 2007 and a concert hall designed by Frank Gehry in 2008.  He also had the opportunity to lead the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the Alexander Building Company in State College.  His most recent experience was in summer 2009 with The ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, Texas working on various projects. 


Matt is also very involved in extracurricular activities.  He is a member of the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (SPACE) and served as president of the club from 2008-2009.  He was on the Penn State Menís Varsity Swim Team from 2005-2006 and has been a member of the Penn State Club Swim Team since 2007, for which he is currently the president.  He is also serves as an envoy for the Engineering Career Resources program at Penn State.


Click here for Matt's Resume.



This site was last updated by Matt Smiddy on Wednesday September 09, 2009and 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 Matt Smiddy. 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 consultants, 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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