Bentworth Middle School

Bentleyville, PA

Kyle Courtney | Mechanical Option


Student Biography

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e-Studio

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 Kyle Courtney. 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 consultant, 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.

This page was last updated on April 20, 2011, by Kyle Courtney and is hosted by the AE Department © 2010


Student Biography

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At a SSAE event with the mentoring program co-founders

Student Biography

Currently, Kyle Courtney is in his fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University.  He is a mechanical option student who will graduate in May 2011 with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree.  Kyle will also graduate with a minor in architectural studies, which he earned while he studied abroad in Rome, Italy during the summer of 2009.  He is a member of the Penn State Student Chapter of ASHRAE and of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE).  Last year, as an officer of SSAE, Kyle co-founded a mentoring program, which focused on providing guidance and support for younger architectural engineers and greatly increased the organization’s membership.

This past summer, Kyle worked as a mechanical engineering intern at Hayes Large Architects LLP in Altoona, PA.  During this time he gained invaluable experience and knowledge as he assisted the company throughout the mechanical design process of several projects.  Last October, he passed the FE Exam and therefore will achieve EIT status upon graduation.  Post graduation, Kyle is to join Barton Associates, a MEP engineering consulting firm in State College, PA.  At Barton Associates, Kyle will continue to use and hone his skills, enabling himself to become a licensed professional engineer.


Outside of the classroom, Kyle holds many leadership positions. He works for the university as a resident assistant, is the current president for an on campus Christian group, and helps instruct fly-fishing classes.  His favorite pastimes include fly-fishing, fly tying, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and paddling. 

Fly-fishing on Spring Creek

Dancing at THON for SSAE

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