Student Bio

Joe Brenner is a 5th year in Architectural Engineering with a specialization in the lighting/electrical option at Penn State. In May, 2015, Joe will graduate with an integrated Bachelors/Masters in Architectural Engineering and will be working at FIsher Marantz Stone in New York City. Since 2012 he has been an avid member of the Penn State chapters of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Architectural Engineering Institute, and USGBC.


After his sophomore year at Penn State, Joe had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy through the AE program “Sede di Roma”. He studied ancient Roman architecture and analyzed ancient and medieval structural design. Following this, Joe gained knowledge on electrical and fire alarm systems through a summer internship at AMA Consulting Engineers in New York City. This past summer, he gained a great deal of lighting design experience from an internship at Fisher Marantz Stone in New York City.


Joe passed the FE Exam in the Fall of 2013 and will gain EIT status upon graduation. He aslo received the John Flynn Memorial Scholarship in 2014. Outside of learning everything he can about the lighting/electrical field, Joe is very dedicated to THON. He has been a committee member on both the Rules & Regulations and Special Events committees and was lucky enough to dance in THON 2014 for the Student Society of Architectural Engineers with Becca Bires. He is also very passionate about film and knows a lot of movie fun facts. A skill most people do not know Joe has is that he knows the entire Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, including the portion cut from the opening credits.

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-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 Joseph Brenner. 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; therefor, investigation results may vary from the original design.

This page was last updated on May 4, 2015 by Joe Brenner and is hosted by the AE Department ©2014