Student Biography

Brett is currently a fifth year senior pursing a degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State University, where he is focusing on Construction Management.  In May 2013, at the end of the spring semester, Brett plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree.  Brett has been a member of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers and a founding member of the Penn State Student Chapter of the United States Green Building Association.

In the summer of 2012, Brett worked as an intern in the Construction Management Department at Lutron Electronics Company, the leading manufacturer and service provider for lighting controls in both the commercial and residential industries.  At Lutron, Brett assisted project managers in estimating, quoting, and producing submittal packages for various electrical contractors around the country.  He also quickly became a reliable resource in the office as he was able to quickly pick up the lighting control systems and products, and also displayed the ability to multi-task and divert his attention to perform various odd jobs for the customers.  Brett also has experience in residential construction, where he worked both as a construction laborer and office assistant.

Upon graduation, Brett hopes to build on to his experience in the vending and manufacturing side of the industry as a Project Engineer with a general contracting or construction management firm.  His willingness and dedication to taking on new experiences and constant improvement have always been recognized by the organizations of which he was a part.  Balancing a full course load with a part time position as a server at an Outback Steakhouse has also made Brett great at time management.
In his free time, Brett also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.  He also is an avid supporter of Penn State Football, and loves to both play and watch tennis.

Senior Thesis |The Pennsylvania State University | Architectural Engineering | AE Computer Lab | Contact Brett
“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 methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Brett Tallada. 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.”