Jordan has always had a strong interest in architecture from a young age and wanted to make it his career.  His success in math and physics lead him to Architectural Engineering and he decided to concentrate on structures, enjoying the opportunity to learn how the buildings he loved were designed.  He is currently enrolled in his fifth year of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.  He will return for the fall semester of 2013 and graduate with an integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree focusing on structures.  After graduation his plans are to obtain a job in the Northeast US that allows him to be part of the creation of incredible buildings.  He also seeks to acquire his professional engineering license.


Last spring Jordan passed the FE exam and will become an Engineer in Training upon graduation.  He is a part of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers and also a student member of AISC. 

This past summer Jordan had the opportunity to intern at Atlantic Engineering Services in Pittsburgh, PA.   Many of the employees are Penn State AE grads and provided him with a great learning experience.  He was able to design steel, concrete, and masonry.  RAM and STAAD were programs he used to model multiple structures.  He also reviewed shop drawings for a 250,000 square foot building that allowed him to see the details that go into piecing it all together. 

Outside of school Jordan finds fun in snowboarding, sports, and video games.  He participates in Relay for Life in his home town of Dillsburg, PA and volunteered for Extreme Home Makeover in the summer of 2011.

To view Jordan's resume, click here.





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 isconsidered 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 Christopher Ankeny. 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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