Freetown Elementary School

Glen Burnie, MD

Matthew Buda

Mechanical Option

Freetown Elementary School


Student Biography


Matthew Buda is currently in his fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University.  In May 2011, he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree with his focus being in the Mechanical Option and also a minor in Architectural Studies.

During the summers of 2008 through 2010, Matthew worked for Jacobs Engineering Group on a number of projects as an intern. He worked with mechanical engineers and piping subcontractors in the construction phase walking down piping and identification diagrams and redesigning if necessary.  The information he learned will help him design mechanical systems within a building. These internships helped him gain significant experience in the industry and will allow him to easily make the transition from college studies to the workforce.  In the summer of 2009, Matthew spent seven weeks studying architecture in Italy.  This fantastic experience allowed him to adapt to a new culture and engage in ancient architecture. Matthew looks to attain a position as an Architectural Engineer while working towards professional licensure.  Upon graduation, he will be eligible for EIT status.

Outside of academic studies, Matthew is a part of the Penn State Triathlon Club in the fall and spring. Matthew participated in Mission Mexico with the Penn State Catholic Community over Spring Break 2010. On this trip, he further developed his faith and commitment to serve others by interacting with children at an orphanage in Tijuana. Other things he enjoys are skiing, playing basketball, traveling and sketching.




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‐inprogress 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 Matthew Buda. 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.
This page was last updated on October 11, 2010, by Matthew Buda and is hosted by the AE Department © 2010.