Gary Haffely is currently in his fifth year in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University.  In May of 2010, he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree.  He has also studied architecture a summer abroad in Rome to obtain an Architectural Studies Minor.  Gary is an active member in numerous professional and student run organizations including The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI/SSAE), Student Chapter of The Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S-PACE), a Student Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), along with a participant in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Design Competition. 


Last summer Gary gained experience in the contracting industry by working as an intern in the Project Management Group for McKamish, Inc., a leading mechanical contractor in Pittsburgh.  This opportunity provided him with a fundamental understanding of how the entire construction process occurs from start to finish from the project management aspect, along with how the estimating, coordination, and planning sectors of the company operate.  Gary has passed the LEED AP Exam and remains certified.  He has additionally passed the FE Exam and will become EIT upon his graduation.  He is planning to become a PE within the next few years. 


Gary is involved in multiple clubs and activities outside of academics.  He has contributed time to raising money for THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon for Children with Cancer, while participating as a member of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity for the past 4 years.  Other campus activities include intramural soccer, roller hockey, and racquetball.  Several other interests outside Penn State are golfing, water skiing, fishing and travelling. 

Gary Haffely

Mechanical Option


Slippery Rock University Student Union Building

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 Gary Haffely. 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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