Student Biography

Mitchell Reiners is currently a 5th year student in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. He will graduate in May 2010 with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in construction management, and minors in Architectural Studies and Art History. Last spring, Mitchell passed the FE Exam and will gain EIT status upon graduation.

Mitchell’s first internship experience was with Burns and McDonnell in the summer of 2006, during which he worked in the Washington DC office. During this internship he tracked the status of work and followed up on contract and invoice issues for the GITP project. In addition, he researched past contract issues for a project being done for the Architect of the Capital. During the summer of 2007 Mitchell participated in a study abroad program in Rome.

Mitchell also gained valuable experience through two internships with Jacobs, during the summers of 2008 and 2009. During his first internship with Jacobs he worked on the Pasadena and Freetown Elementary School replacement projects for Anne Arundel County. The following summer he worked on the NIAID Integrated Research Facility for the National Institute of Health at Fort Detrick, MD. His responsibilities during this internship included processing submittals and RFIs, performing government estimates, and tracking the status of the punchlist.

Mitchell also enjoys skiing, and began working as a Jr. Ski Instructor at Whitetail Ski Resort while attending Oakton High School. Once he turned 16, he became a “regular” Ski Instructor and continues to teach there during the winter.


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 Mitchell Reiners. 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.