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"Eschewing the usual separation between offices and classrooms, the project combines these functions on each floor of the building around a central skylit atrium to deliberately promote interaction between faculty, staff and students" - Payette Architechure

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Evan Landis is currently a 5th year student at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is studying Architectural Engineering with a focus in Structural design. Evan will graduate in May of 2013 with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering Degree, and a minor in Architectural Studies. After passing the FE exam in the spring of 2010, Evan will be eligible for EIT status upon graduation.

Evan has done his best to make the most of his summers while he is a student. Gaining as much knowledge from the opportunities he has been given. The first two summers he worked as a laborer for Leeland's Slate Roofing as a laborer working on projects ranging from the ordinary house roof to restorations of 150 ft. church steeples. The summer of 2011 Evan completed and extensive 7 week program in Rome, Italy. While there he traveled to many different cities in Italy as well as one in Spain, learning much about the culture both present and past. The most recent summer of 2012 Evan interned with the Poole Anderson Construction. A general contractor located in State College, Pa. Here he took on a role as a project engineer as he was part of 8 different projects ranging from $20,000 to over $1 million. During his time there working on these projected he was exposed to all aspects of a project as he was part of the majority of the projects from start-up to close-out. The projects were for a variety of tasks including concrete work, classroom renovations, and HVAC upgrades to buildings located on Penn States campus.

Outside of school, Evan enjoys various activities including spending time with friends and family, racing go-carts, tinkering with his 1991 Mustang GT, slow pitch softball, golfing, and pretty much anything else that may come along. Evan has all enjoyed his time spent participated in the Penn States Dance Marathon, THON. He was a member of a sub-committee that handled the production and distribution of thank-you letters to donors. Evan has also held an officer position for Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence's (S:PACE). He was the club's placement officer and was responsible for contacting and coordinating information sessions for architectural engineering companies at Penn State.


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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 Evan Landis. 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.
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