Kaleida Health Global Vascular Institute
University at Buffalo CTRC/Incubator
Buffalo, NY

William C. McDevitt
Structural Option


William McDevitt was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and grew up a loyal follower of Penn State. When it came time for college, this and his interest in building engineering and design led to the Penn State Architectural Engineering program. In May 2011, William will graduate with a Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degree, focusing in structural design.

In each of the past four summers, William has worked as an intern in the Facilities Engineering Department at Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As a part of the facilities team, he helped to engineer solutions to maintain and upgrade the various buildings of Lockheed’s King of Prussia campus. While at Lockheed, he was exposed to projects involving the mechanical and electrical disciplines, as well as civil engineering and project management. This diverse collection of projects provided him with a comprehensive knowledge of the AE field. Throughout these summers, William was encouraged to work both independently and as a member of a team. These experiences proved to develop not only his technical abilities, but also his communication and collaboration skills.

During his time at Penn State, William has been a member of various student organizations including the Structural Engineers Association (SEA) and the Penn State Student Nittany Lion Club. He has participated in numerous intramural sports, and has also held a job as a Zamboni driver at the Penn State Ice Rink. In October of 2009, William passed the FE exam and will gain EIT status upon graduation. With hopes of one day owning his own business, William plans to pursue a structural engineering position that will allow him to obtain his PE while also developing his leadership skills.


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 William McDevitt. 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 originaldesign.

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