Alex Ward is currently a 5th year student at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is studying Architectural Engineering with a focus in Construction Management.  Alex will graduate in May of 2012 as a Schreyer Scholar with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering, a minor in Architectural Studies, and an International Engineering Certificate.  After passing the FE exam in the spring of 2010, Alex will be eligible for EIT status upon graduation.

During the summers of 2010 and 2011, Alex worked as an intern for Balfour Beatty Construction in Fairfax, VA.  As part of this internship experience, Alex developed an interactive model as a prototype for facilities management deliverables, as well as an online tool to serve as a development guide for High Performance Green Buildings.

Outside of school, Alex enjoys participating in a variety of activities, including cooking, Aikido, and outdoor activities like camping, hiking, kayaking, and geocaching.  In fact, Alex is the founding president of Penn State’s Geocaching Club.  He pursues his interest in sustainability through work for Penn State’s Center for Sustainability, and participates in the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE) and the student chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).