Steelstacks Preforming Arts Center

Bethlehem, Pa

Michael Dean

Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on 4/18/2011, by Michael Dean and is hosted by the AE Department 2010.

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 Michael Dean. 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.

Michael Dean is currently in his 5th year of the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University. In May 2011 he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, with a focus on building mechanical systems. After graduation, Michael will receive his Engineering in Training (EIT), due to passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in October 2009.


During the past two summers, Michael has had the opportunity to intern with Barry Isett & Associates, a consulting engineering firm, in their MEP department. Michael has gained valuable knowledge of the HVAC systems through this work experience and enhanced his overall understanding of Mechanical Systems industry.

Outside of school, Michael enjoys many activities. He is involved with the Penn State Chapter of the Architectural Engineering Institute, and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers). He also participates in intramural sports including Flag Football, Soccer, and Basketball.