Rich Knouff has completed a five year program of study at Pennsylvania State University for a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in Construction Management and Business. As a recent graduate, Rich’s work experience in the industry is limited, but his education in building system estimating and design has provided him with a wide range of background knowledge to the industry.
Penn State’s Architectural Engineering program is the oldest continuously accredited one of its kind in the United States. It was first accredited in 1936 by the newly formed Engineers’ Council for Professional Development - the forerunner to Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Architectural Engineering major at PSU consistently ranks in the top 5 across the United States.
The AE curriculum at Penn State is known for its broad base of education, with its graduates receiving training in structural, lighting, electrical, and mechanical design, as well as construction management education. With such an expansive foundation, Penn State AE graduates are easily able to involve themselves in diverse fields, such as property damage consultation.