Charles E. Smith Center Renovation

Washington, DC

Paul Hallowell

Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on 14 January 2011, by Paul Hallowell 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 Paul Hallowell. 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.

Paul Hallowell is currently a fifth year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State University. In May of 2011 he will graduate Penn State with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and a focus in mechanical systems as well as EIT status. Mr. Hallowell has also been a member of professional organizations on campus including ASHRAE for the past 2 years and the Student Society of Architectural Engineers for the past 4 years becoming a Mentor last year.


For the past two summers Paul has worked as an intern for Summer Consultants Inc, a mechanical and electrical consulting firm in Mclean, VA. While there he has worked on multiple projects and gained particular familiarity with steam, hot water, and chilled water systems. This past summer Paul also made a trip to China to study the architecture as well as attend the Tsinghua Summer School for International Construction where he learned about international construction techniques and ancient Chinese construction techniques.


Besides being involved in professional activities, Paul has also been a Resident Assistant for Penn State for two years where he has helped incoming freshmen acclimate to a university like Penn State. He has also been very involved with the Penn State Club Wrestling Team since coming to Penn State in the fall of 2006. He has been a leader as both an officer, from treasurer to president, and as a wrestler, placing at NCWA Club Nationals during two years. Along with these activities Paul enjoys all types of sports and food.

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