Brian Nahas is in his 5th year of the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University focusing on the Construction Management option. He will graduate with a Bachelor's of Architectural Engineering in May 2012. Brian will begin his professional career with Mortenson Construction, as an Integrated Construction Coordinator, with the National Projects Group.
Brian's experience includes summer internships with Bohler Engineering, Inc. in Chalfont, PA, The Design Collaborative in Cape May Courthouse, NJ, and Gilbane Building Company in Philadelphia, PA. Brian's exposure to the engineering field began in 2006 with a focus on land development and civil engineering design. In 2009, he transitioned into educational facility and architectural design. 2010 included a hands-on building experience with Habitat for Humanity for Bike & Build, Inc. In 2011, Brian's experience was further broadened as a summer intern with the Building Information Modeling department at Gilbane Building Company. His primary role was member of the MEP Coordination team for the Delaware Valley Region, and worked primarily on the $147 million New Regional Medical Center (the subject of this capstone project).
Brian serves in multiple leadership positions at Penn State. He is a 5th year mentor member of SSAE (The Student Society of Architectural Engineering), and a member of S:PACE (The Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence). Brian has also served as a Teaching Assistant in the Geography Department (GEOG495B | GIS/Maping Lab - Fall 2008) and the Architectural Engineering Department (AE475 | Building Construction Engineering I - Fall 2011).
In addition to his professional and academic commitments, Brian competed as a 4-year varsity coxswain for the men's Penn State Crew Team. In addition to this, he held leadership roles as coxswain captain from 2009 - 2011, Travel Coordinator during his 3rd year, and Team President during his final year with the team. During his 5th year, Brian continues to work with the University's team executive officers, in addition to Penn State and regional staff members in order to develop Centre County's regional rowing interest, and assist in building a local high school rowing program.
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