The Gaige Building



Student Biography


Matthew Neal is a fifth year architectural engineering student at Penn State University. In the spring of 2014, Matthew will graduate with a five year Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, with a focus in mechanical building systems. As well, he will graduate with a minor in architectural studies. While finishing his undergraduate degree, Matthew is also pursuing a combined Master of Science through the architectural engineering department at Penn State.

With his master's level electives and additional coursework, Matthew has had the opportunity to focus his education on his area of interest: acoustics. Through the Graduate Program in Acoustics, he is going to graduate in the Spring/Summer of 2015 with a minor in acoustics, as well as MS in architectural engineering. His acoustics coursework will include Fundamentals of Acoustics, Acoustics in Fluid Media, Digital Signal Processing, Virtual Acoustics, Transducers, and Advanced Architectural Acoustics. Matthews graduate research is in the area of concert hall acoustics under Dr. Michelle Vigeant.

Other than coursework, Matthew also had the study abroad in Rome through the AE Department's Sede di Roma program. In the summer of 2011, he interned as a mechanical engineer at H. F. Lenz Company, and MEP consulting firm in Johnstown, PA. Outside of academics, Matthew is treasurer of his choir, Essence of Joy, and a bible study leader in the Navigators, a campus ministry group. Originally, Matthew is from Indiana, PA, and he is one of five kids, with an older sister, an older brother, and two triplet brothers.

To see Matthew's resume, click here.

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This page was last updated on April 8th, 2014 by Matthew Neal and is hosted by the AE Department, Copyright 2014

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 in progress 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 Matthew Neal. 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.