Daniel McGee



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Construction Option

Brian Blenner is currently a fifth-year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State emphasizing in construction management. He will be graduating in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering degree. Brian has also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, making him an E.I.T. upon graduation. Mr. Blenner is involved in several professional and academic organizations such as the Student Society of Architectural Engineers and the student chapter of Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence. During free time, Brian enjoys playing team sports, running and cooking.

Over the past two summers, Brian has gained valuable industry experience by working for two companies on various types of projects. In 2011, he worked for LSL Construction Services in New York City. LSL Construction is a general contractor and construction manager specializing in high-end tenant fit-out projects in Manhattan. Brian spent time on-site coordinating work between trades and ensuring the successful delivery of a project in an occupied high-rise. In the office, he estimated and helped bid two projects, assisting in procurement after they were awarded to LSL Construction.

This past summer took Brian to Washington D.C. where he worked in the critical environments group of the owner representation firm Mark G. Anderson Consultants. There, Brian was assigned to an $82 million 175,000 square foot data center under construction, and a $12 million live data center upgrade in the design phase. The two different companies allowed Brian to see projects of many sizes, delivery methods and levels of technicality.


The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering

ASCE Charles Pankow Foundation Student Competition

Penn State Thesis e-Studio

Penn State AE Computer Labs


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