Devon Lam

Devon Lam

Mechanical option

New san Bernardino Courthouse | san Bernardino | CALIFORNIA

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Devon Lam is a fifth year student in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University. He will graduate in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Degree specializing in Mechanical Systems.

Devon has had multiple design internships where he gained valuable professional experience in the building industry. In the summer of 2009, Devon interned at Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers LLC in Boston, where he computed load calculations and performed ductwork and piping design using Revit MEP for medical and research facilities. This past summer, Devon interned at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, where he performed a variety of tasks including mechanical design and layout, building controls design, equipment selection, and coordinated with Architects and Engineers. He spent most of his summer working directly under the mechanical engineer leader of the project, who has taught him an invaluable lesson in building mechanical system design. During the past two internships, Devon was able to enhance his level of professionalism and communication as well as gain in-depth exposure in coordination between disciplines.

In addition to his academic studies and experiences, Devon has been involved with student activities on campus.  He is the external publicity chairman for the Penn State ASHRAE Student Branch for the past two years, and is a member of Phi Alpha Epsilon, which is the National Architectural Engineering Honor Society. He is also part of the ASHRAE National member for the past three years, and was involved in the ASHRAE National Student Design competition last year. Devon also enjoys playing golf, tennis, and basketball when he has free time.

After graduation, Devon looks forward to work with an MEP or an AE design firm, where he will be working toward licensure as a Professional Engineer as well as becoming a LEED accredited professional.


P.S: Special thank to Skidmore Owings & Merrill for giving me an opportunity to start working as a full-time employee while working on my senior thesis project.