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Biography / Resume

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidlines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

Michael Kostick is currently partaking in his fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering curriculum at The Pennsylvania State University. Enrolled in the integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering program, Michael will receive his degree with a focus in structural engineering in May of 2012. Upon graduation, Michael will obtain EIT status and pursue a career in structural forensics and/or structural design.
During the summers of 2008 through 2010 Michael worked as an Engineering, Science, and Technical Intern (ESTI) at The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 4-0. Working in the bridge department he assisted in creating working drawings for a bridge rehabilitation project, evaluated the load capacities of existing district bridges, and created and maintained an inspection and maintenance schedule for District 4-0 bridges. For the entire summer of 2009, Michael worked in the field, conducting routine inspections of bridge structures alongside a senior level inspector. It was this experience that has cemented his interest in existing building evaluation and forensic investigation.
Michael recently has been inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the National Architectural Engineering Honor society. He is also an active mentoring member of The Student Society of Architectural Engineering (SSAE). This past summer, Michael participated in a study abroad program hosted by The Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy. While in Rome, he learned about Roman architecture, history, and culture. The outcome of the trip was far more than educational, and Michael would have to agree that it was one of the best, if not the best, experiences of his life thus far. In his free time, Michael thoroughly enjoys running, cycling, golfing, skiing, and playing the guitar.

To view Michael's resume click here.
Michael atop the Duomo of Florence in the Summer of 2011.

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This page was last updated on April 24, 2012, by Michael Kostick and is hosted by the AE Department © 2012
All renderings courtesy of EwingCole
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-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methods for this senior project are solely the interpretation of Michael Kostick. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differring assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.