AEI Student Competition | 350 Mission Street | San Francisco, California
Lara Kaiserian | Lighting/Electrical

Lara Kaiserian is in her 5th year of the Architectural Engineering program at The Pennsylvania State University, focusing her studies on lighting and electrical system design.  She will graduate in May 2014 with an Integrated Master and Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and a minor in Architectural Studies.  Lara passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in April 2013 and will gain EIT status upon graduation.

The past few summers have been diverse learning experiences for Lara.  She had two internships with EwingCole, an AE firm in Philadelphia, PA, as a lighting design and electrical engineering intern.  There, she was involved with the design of a net-zero building, as well as a number of other projects where she learned about lighting design and control, data, and electrical systems.  She also studied abroad in Italy and China through the AE program.  Each program offered a different perspective on architecture and engineering, with Italy highlighting the skills of the ancient Romans and China showcasing more modern design and engineering systems.

Outside of class, Lara plays goalie on the Penn State Club Water Polo team and was awarded All-American Honorable Mention by the Collegiate Water Polo Association for her performance in the 2013 season.  She is also involved with the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON).  In her free time, Lara enjoys reading, journaling, and spending time outside.



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