AEI Student Competition | 350 Mission Street | San Francisco, California
Alex van Eeden | Structural


Alex van Eeden is a 5th year Architectural Engineering student at The Pennsylvania State University.  He has chosen to focus his studies on structural design.  He will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering.

Over the last two summers Alex has had very different internships.  In the summer of 2012, he worked for a general contractor and construction management firm, Quandel Enterprises, out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  There, he was an estimating intern given full responsibility of divisions of work, ranging from doing take offs to getting subcontractors’ prices on bid day.  In the summer of 2013, he had an internship with the Office of the Physical Plant at Penn State.  There he worked with the commissioning engineers to create a website detailing the mechanical equipment and other aspects of various Penn State buildings.

Outside of the classroom, Alex is involved with Structural Engineers of America (SEA).  He also enjoys going to Penn State football games, playing sports, keeping in shape and relaxing with his friends and family.



04-27-2014 | CPEP Complete
04-21-2014 | Reflections Posted
04-21-2014 | Building Abstract
03-28-2014 | Final Presentation
02-17-2014 | Competition Report
02-10-2014 | 100% Report
01-27-2014 | 95% Report
12-14-2013 | Draft Report
12-11-2013 | Presentation 4
12-09-2013 | Lutron Presentation
11-12-2013 | Draft Report
10-09-2013 | Presentation 3
09-18-2013 | Presentation 2
09-04-2013 | Presentation 1
09-02-2013 | CPEP Launched

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 AEVITAS. 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.

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 guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

This page was last updated on April 27, 2014 by the AEVITAS design team and is hosted by the Penn State AE Department ©2013