Brian is currently working on his fifth and final year at The Pennsylvania State University. During his time at Penn State Brian has worked towards an integrated Bachelor / Master of Architectural Engineering with a specialization in structural engineering. During the summer of 2009 Brian studied in Rome, Italy with the AE department's Sede di Roma program. He is also eligible for Engineer in Training (EIT) status upon graduation.
While at Penn State Brian was involved with several engineering clubs and organizations. Most reciently, he has been elected Events Coordinator of Penn State's chapter of Structural Engineering Association. In Feburary 2011 Brian traveled with the newly created Penn State chapter of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute to San Diego, CA. While in California the PSU design team competed in the National Student Earthquake Competition. During his fifth year Brian stepped into the leadership role with this team and hopes to lead Penn State to first place in the 2011 competition.
When school isn't in session, Brian has worked as an intern for two architecture / engineering design firms. With the extra credits from the Rome study abroad program, he was able to forgo spring courses and work for seven months at EwingCole in Philadelphia. While at EwingCole Brian worked on several projects, which ranged in size from roof-top mechanical equipment supports to miltimillion dollar hospitals. The following summer, 2011, Brian worked for CannonDesign in Buffalo, NY. While at CannonDesign Brian focused on Progressive Collapse analysis and design. During both of these internships he gained invaluable knowlege about structural engineering and his love for the profession only grew.