Student Biography    

Matthew Trethaway is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In December 2012, he will graduate with an integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in lighting and electrical systems. Matthew is a member of a number of professional and student organizations including treasure of the Penn State Chapter of Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the Student Society of Architectural Engineers.

During the past two summers, Matthew has participated in electrical engineering internships with Arup, an engineering firm that designs high profile buildings. At Arup, he gained experience working on a variety of large scale projects and insight on coordination and construction. After graduation, Matthew is looking forward to work as a lighting/electrical engineer for a consulting or manufacturing firm to gain knowledge within the industry.

Matthew is on the logistic committee for CancerCare of New Jersey and has helped organize and manage Walk/Run for Hope. He has also run a successful silent auction at the Festival of Hope Gala to raise money for families.



This page was last updated on 9/9/2011, by Matt Trethaway and is hosted by the AE Department © 2011
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 Matthew Trethaway. 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.