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 Stephanie Romanias.  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.

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In addition to her education, internships have served to be very valuable experiences for Stephanie.  At Powerhouse Design Architects and Engineers, currently known as AE Works, Stephanie worked as an engineering intern in their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office during the summer of 2009.  During the following summer, in 2010 Stephanie was a lighting design intern for SmithGroup in Detroit, Michigan.  More recently, Stephanie was a lighting intern at Horton Less Brogden Lighting Design in New York City from May to August 2011.


Stephanie has been fortunate to experience internships in both AE firms and lighting design firms.  She had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects where she focused on both lighting and electrical systems  in her first internship experience in an AE firm.  Her more recent internships however, have allowed her to focus on lighting design.  The opportunity presented itself to work on both new construction and renovation projects in different stages of the design process from concept and programming stages to design development and into construction documents.  


Keeping busy, Stephanie enjoys participating  in a variety of organizations.  She is involved in the Illuminating Society of Engineers, (IES) as she is the former President(2010-2011) and former Secretary (2009-2010) of the Penn State Student Chapter . Last year Stephanie was the teaching assistant for AE 461, an architectural illumination design class. She also enjoys a competitive environment, as Stephanie has been a member of the Penn State Women’s Club Soccer team.  Volunteerism is something else that Stephanie believes to be of value and has been involved in various activities her communities. She has been involved in and helped to raise money for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) to support pediatric cancer, volunteered as a teacher for a 4th grade CCD Sunday School class, and set up a ‘day of service’ for SmithGroup employees during her internship in Detroit.

Stephanie Romanias is expecting to graduate from The Pennsylvania State University in December 2011 and is pursuing a career in lighting. She is working on an integrated Bachelor of Architectural Engineering/Master of Architectural Engineering degree with a focus and emphasis in lighting and electrical systems design. Stephanie passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in April 2009 and will graduate with E.I.T. certification.  In addition to her education, Stephanie has also attended various conferences sponsored by the IES and IALD  which have benefited her education in some of the most recent topics in lighting.

Rendering Courtesy of SmithGroup