Alexander Z Stough

Mechanical Option


Alex’s Biography & Resume

Alexander Ziv Stough is currently in his fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University.  In May 2011, Alex will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree of Architectural Engineering with a focus in mechanical systems.  He has taken elective graduate work in Load/Energy Simulation, Building Enclosure Science, Air Quality in Buildings, Centralized Cooling/Heating Production and Distribution Design, and Sustainable Building Methods.  Alex has also had the opportunity to explore Interdisciplinary Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling through his involvement in IPD/BIM Studio and Thesis.  In the spring he looks forward to continuing his involvement by being the teaching assistant for the 2011 IPD/BIM Studio. 

During the past four summers, Alexander has worked with HDR Inc. first as a BIM Intern, then as an Architecture Intern, and finally as a Mechanical Intern.  Through his involvement in three different offices and multiple roles, Alex has been able to see the need for greater coordination as the industry becomes more demanding of design.  He hopes to be able to use his experiences in industry and academia to strive for a more integrated and sustainable building product. 

 Alexander passed the FE exam in the fall of 2009, and will gain E.I.T. status upon graduation, pursuing his Professional Engineers’ License.  He also passed the LEED Accreditation Exam in the summer of 2008 to help him develop the skills necessary to incorporate sustainable consciousness into design practice. 

In his free time, Alex enjoys staying active in the community, playing rugby, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.  He is a member of a number of professional and student organizations including the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Fraternity.

To see a copy of Alex’s resume, click here.












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 Alexander Z Stough. 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.


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