Stephen Pfund / Structural

IPD/BIM Thesis
Millennium Science Complex
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA


Stephen J. Pfund is currently a fifth year student in Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University specializing in structural systems. Upon graduation in December 2011, he will earn an integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree and will attain EIT status. This year Stephen is participating in the BIM Thesis program, working in a multidisciplinary group with three other AE students. In addition Stephen also participates in the Structural Engineering Association at Penn State and was inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the Engineering Honor Society.

Summer internships have helped in Stephen’s professional development. During the summers of 2007 and 2008 Stephen worked at Antinozzi Associates, Architecture and Interiors in Bridgeport, CT. There he gained experience creating and editing construction documents. In the summer of 2009 Stephen’s worked at The Lighting Quotient in West Haven, CT. As a lighting application intern he used AGI 32 to provide specifiers and architects with efficient lighting solutions. He also introduced them to BIM and led in the initial design and creation phases of their Revit lighting fixture family library.

In February 2010 Stephen began work as a structural research assistant at Penn State for Dr. Andres Lepage. Stephen worked as an intern for summer 2010 and is now working on his own research focusing on high performance reinforced concrete frames. Stephen hopes that through this research and entrance into the Masters of Science Integrated Program in the spring of 2011 he will graduate in fall 2011 with his Masters of Science in place of the Masters of Architectural Engineering.

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General Description
- 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.

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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.

Links: Senior Thesis Main, Penn State, AE Dept, AE Computer Labs,

Last Updated: 5/02/10 by: Stephen J. Pfund