Alpha Rho Chi

Alpha Rho Chi- Vitruvius Chapter

The nation's only co-ed professional fraternity dedicated to architecture and the allied arts. 


Active Brothers

Currently there are 43 active brothers and counting!

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Danielle Hinds

Masters in Architecture- Chapter Development

Danielle is a graduate student from the Baltimore area. She is an alumni member of the Olynthius chapter at the University of Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in Sustainability Studies and Arts Scholars citation. In her free time Danielle enjoys watercolor painting, good food, music, martial arts, and learning new languages. So far she has loved her time at Penn State and can’t wait to see where else this new journey takes her!

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Joe Beam

5th year Art Major- Sergeant at Arms

Joe is a fifth year student majoring in Art. He joined Alpha Rho Chi in the fall semester of his freshman year because of the opportunities and connections offered by the fraternity. He enjoys making art in many ways but favors drawing the most. He also likes to read and spend time with his brothers and other friends in between school, work, and commissioned artwork.

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Zach Bloomgarden

5th year Media Studies

Zach was born and raised in Syosset, a town located on Long Island in New York. He is in the Media Studies program in the school of Communications. He is also minoring in Architectural Studies and in Business. In the past, Zach has been the worthy estimator, recruitment, and professional events. In his free time he really enjoys watching and playing sports such as basketball, football, and soccer. Video games is another hobby of his that he really enjoys playing with his friends.

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Andrew Bean

5th Year Architectural Engineering

Andrew was the 2017 President and 2017/2018 House Manager for Alpha Rho Chi. He is a fourth year Architectural Engineering student focusing on Lighting Design and pursuing a minor is Technical Theater. Along with APX, he is also very involved in the theater group on campus, the Penn State Thespians. Andrew hopes to continue to devote his effort and energy into the fraternity for the rest of his time at Penn State and as an Alumnus.

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Trey Williams

4th year Architecture

Trey is from Lititz, a small town in Lancaster, PA. Growing up, he always had an interest in art and drawing and decided to pursue a career in architecture. He is currently the Worthy Scribe for the chapter. On his free time, Trey enjoys skateboarding, playing tennis, and playing guitar.


Nicholas Leuser

4th Year Architecture

Nick is a fourth year Architecture student from Bridgeton, PA. Growing up in an area with many historic houses and towns, he fostered an interest in buildings from an early age and brought that interest to Penn State to make it a career. In his free time, he likes outdoor activities, hanging out with friends, and cooking.

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Hannah Baker

4th Year Architecture

Hannah grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia with her two older siblings and parents. Hannah enjoyed taking photography, art, and technical drawing classes in high school which inspired her to make a career out of architecture. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix and taking naps.

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Teresa Pecher

4th Year Architecture

Teresa is from Fairfield, PA, a small town near Gettysburg, PA. She loves art and enjoys painting, drawing, sketching, and sculpting. A lover of the outdoors, Teresa partakes in any activity to stay active. Whether it be her passion for soccer or track and field, she has always enjoyed sports . She also loves animals and has two cats and a dog.

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Oscar Wegbreit

4th Year Landscape Architecture

Oscar is a fourth year Landscape Architect major with a Sustainability Leadership Minor. He grew up a few minutes outside Philadelphia and was excited to attend Penn State after seeing the Stuckeman Building. In high school Oscar played Football and Rugby and was heavily involved in art programs. In his free time Oscar loves playing sports with friends, exploring the outdoors, and trying to be creative in any way possible.

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Megan Harding

4th Year Architecture

Megan is from Pittsburgh PA. In high school, she loved to draw and run cross country. She brought that love for drawing to architecture school where she enjoys spending time in studio with her friends. In her free time, Megan bikes, hikes, and listens to music. Her favorite Netflix show is Parks and Recreation.

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Kelly Beggin

4th Year Architecture

Kelly is a fourth year Architecture major from Long Valley, New Jersey. Before attending Penn
State, she took part in many service projects, which often involved renovation and construction
and led to her interest in the profession. Kelly is the “one” and only member of the Fall 2017
pledge class, Omicron Nu Epsilon. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, cooking, and
attending concerts. She hopes to expand her role in the fraternity in the following years.

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Jake Leonard

3rd Year Architecture- Worthy Architect, THON Chair

Jake is apart of the new Delta Alpha Delta class. He is originally from Pittsburgh, but has lived in many different places including outside Chicago, and currently resides outside of Philadelphia. He decided to peruse architecture because he loved building and designing since he was young. Jake likes to draw, play sports, and hang out with friends in his free time, when he’s not at the studio.

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Melody Blankenbiller

3rd Year Architecture - Technology Chair, Co Recruitment Chair, Co Activities Chair

Melody is a third year architecture major from Berks County, PA. She fell in love with architecture at a very young age, and got to design the sets for the musicals in high school. Melody knew that Penn State was the school for her when she visited the Stuckeman Building in 9th grade. Besides her education, she is very passionate about music, video production, shopping, and being the new recruitment position.

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Shwetanc Bothra

3rd Year Architecture

Shwetanc Bothra is a third year Architecture and Art History major from India. He’s a sophomore and aspires to be an architect in space. He has always been interested in theater and other performing arts, and it’s his other ambition to someday get into movies and musical theater.

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Caitlyn Henry

3rd Year Architecture- Worthy Estimator, New Member Educator

Caitlyn is a third year Architecture student from Absecon, New Jersey and is apart of the Delta Alpha Delta class of Alpha Rho Chi. Her love for traveling abroad has made her even more interested in pursuing a career in architecture. In her free time, Caitlyn can be found shopping, attending concerts, and most importantly, laying on the beach.

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Cooper Knapp

3rd Year Architecture - Philanthropy Chair

Cooper is a 2nd year Architecture student from Berks County, Pennsylvania and is a part of the Delta Alpha Delta class. He chose Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture because of his passion to create and problem solve. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his friends, traveling, designing, and his pen collection.

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Kyle McKelvey

3rd year Architectural Engineering- House Manager

Kyle is a third year architectural engineering student form Ashburn, Virginia. He is on the rowing team at Penn State and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Kyle is also the new house manager for the Fall 19- Spring 20 school year.

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Kayla Robinson

3rd year Architecture- Worthy Scribe, Fundraising Chair

Kayla is a 3rd year Architecture student and is from Rochester, New York. She decided to pursue Architecture after taking architectural engineering courses in high school and realized she really enjoyed the design aspect of it. Kayla plans to work for a firm that specializes in low incoming housing in the future. Besides her academics, she likes to hike, go on road trips, and listen to music.

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Josiah Kim

3rd year Computer Science- Co Recruitment Chair, Co Activities Chair

As a computer science major, Josiah wanted to diversify his knowledge. He joined Alpha Rho Chi to do just that. He is the current recruitment and activities chair. Over winter break, Josiah’s entrepreneurial endeavor led him to purchase a vacation rental cleaning business, SparkleBNB. Josiah also enjoys photography and is a professional portrait photographer.

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Caitlyn Kannalis

3rd year Architectural Engineering

Caitlyn is a third year Architectural Engineering student apart of the IθN class. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She developed a strong love of the arts while excelling in math and the sciences growing up, which led her to choose this major. In her free time she enjoys music, hiking, and quality time with her friends and family.

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Daniel Lopatka

3rd year Architecture- Professional Events Chair

Danny is a third year architecture student from Scranton, PA. One of his favorite hobbies is taking pictures, be it of nature, buildings, or models. He also enjoys traveling the outdoors and listening to older music like the Beatles and the Beach Boys.

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Stephen Mitchell

3rd year Architectural Engineering

Stephen is a third year Architectural Engineering major from New York and apart of the Iota Theta Nu Class of Fall ‘18.

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Sam Wanatick

3rd year Architectural Engineering

Sam is from Randolph, New Jersey and is a third year Architectural Engineering major. He joined Alpha Rho Chi as part of the ΙΘΝ class. He developed a love for architecture and building things when he was little, and always played with legos. Some of his favorite things to do are to listen to music, spend time with friends and family, be outdoors, and to travel.

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Meghan Davis

3rd year Architecture

Meghan is a third year in the architecture major. She has known she wanted to be an architect since 8th grade. She loves to go to the beach and spend time with her friends. Meghan also loves fashion and shopping. She hopes to be able to travel the world, potentially for work, and live in Chicago at some point during her life.

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Danica Williams

3rd year Architecture

Danica is a third year architecture major with minors in sustainability and political science. She’s originally from Silver Spring, Maryland outside D.C. She plans to go into housing and environmental legislation. Apart from academics, Danica enjoys being in nature, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, swimming, and astrology.

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Chelsea Stieglitz

4th year Psychology and Art (Photography)

Chelsea is a fourth year psychology and photography major. She plans to be an art therapist in the future. Her hometown is Seaford, NY. She is a competitive member of Penn State Figure Skating. She loves Starbucks runs, the beach, and hanging with friends.

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Nick Rizzolo

3rd year Criminology

Nick currently resides in Randolph, New Jersey despite being raised in Parsippany New Jersey. He is majoring in Criminology through the college of Liberal Arts and minoring in Global Security. Though he’s not architecture, he feels a strong sense of family and bonds in Alpha Rho Chi and wants to continue providing for the Fraternity through community service and professional events. Nick enjoys long-boarding, coffee, firepits and music that few others listen to.


Jeff Wertheim

5th Year Landscape Architecture

Jeff is a New Jersey native, who is currently a fifth year landscape architecture student. Hobbies outside of studio include surfing, snowboarding, photography, and hockey. In addition to Jeff's involvement in APX, he is also active in leadership through the College of Arts & Architecture, along with being a head Director for LABash 2018 at Penn State, a national conference for landscape architecture students and professionals. His involvement in APX has opened countless doors, both professionally and socially, and is very thankful for everyone involved in the chapter.


Josh Tubay

5th year Architecture- Worthy Associate Architect

Josh Tubay is a fifth year architecture student and was the past two THON chairs in Alpha Rho Chi. Even though he is from Lancaster, Josh is not Amish. He also participates in AIAS and Intramural sports. He will always strive for the betterment of the fraternity.


Frank Mader

5th year Landscape Architect- Worthy Adviser

Frank is a local to State College Pennsylvania as well as a fourth year Landscape Architecture student in the Stuckeman School. His interest in Landscape Architecture has stemmed from learning the basics of architecture in high school as well as his interest in horticulture, outdoor recreational activities, and landscaping occupations. Hobbies and interests include Skiing, Fly Fishing, Photography and Camping. His involvement with Alpha Rho Chi has improved his college experience not only socially, but professionally as well.


Kiriana Jobson

5th year Architecture

Kiriana is a fifth year architecture student with a minor in graphic design. She grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania and chose Penn State after attending their architecture summer camp while in high school. She has always been interested in art, fashion, and interiors, and hopes to use her degree to explore other types of design. When she is not in studio, she loves traveling, hanging out with friends, and enjoying live music.


Nicholas Fudali

5th year Architecture

Nicholas Fudali hails from the triumphant land of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Nick chose architecture because of its many ways of connecting with people, specializing in architectural theory and philosophy. Outside of class, beyond his clear taste in proper bagels and pizza, he enjoys immersing himself in all forms of cooking and eating. His favorite food is chipotle and his favorite food show is cutthroat kitchen. The only thing Nick enjoys more than food is basketball. Player comparisons include but are not limited to Paul Pierce, Kevin Love, and Dirk Nowitzki. Lastly, sneakers, all of them would please him but life’s a marathon not a sprint.


Alex Hopple

5th year Architecture

Alex Hopple is a State College resident and also a fifth year architecture student and the current Worthy Estimator. Apart from APX he is also in AIAS and enjoys participating IM soccer. He chose this major as it gives him the opportunity to work in a creative atmosphere and never worry about a boring day to day schedule. He loves to travel around the country/world especially to see his family who recently moved to Ireland. When with his family he loves to spend time with his adopted toddler siblings: Willow and Chase. Go Pats!


Brendan Burke

5th year Architecture

Brendan Burke is an Architecture major in his fifth year. He is from Morristown, New Jersey and currently sleeps in a hallway in his apartment. Yes, this is by choice and if you ask him he'll tell you it's actually awesome. He loves to draw and play instruments, namely guitar, drums, bass and piano. He was also abroad in Italy this past semester.


Nathan Steinhauer

5th year Architecture

Nate is currently in his fifth year of architecture and hopes to work in the career of residential architecture some day. When he is not working on architecture projects or other school work, one can find him enjoying the outdoors. He loves hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and golfing. Nate is also passionate for music and was involved in several musical bands and groups in high school.


Tyler Luszik

5th year Architecture

Tyler is a fifth Year Architecture student and a member of the Upsilon Alpha Mu class. He is originally from Toms River, New Jersey and have always wanted to go to Penn State. He is both a legacy at the university and within the architecture department. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball and going to the gym. During the summer, he frequents the local beach on his days off and enjoys jet skiing. After graduation, Tyler plans of moving to a city to continue his career as an architectural designer.


Hawkin Slusarski

5th year Landscape Architecture

Hawkin is a fifth year Landscape Architecture student from the South Jersey. He changed his major to landscape architecture after two years at Penn State, which is how he subsequently found Alpha Rho Chi. He completed a six-week study abroad in Barcelona, Spain in the summer of 2018. He loves design, the outdoors, photography, traveling, and visiting National Parks.


James Graef

4th Year Architecture

James is a senior double majoring in architecture in Stuckeman School and community and environmental development in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He plans to work in urban design and is fascinated by the planning of public transportation systems and their effects on cities. James loves the outdoors. In addition to camping all over Pennsylvania, he has backpacked in Canyonlands National Park in Utah and canoed in the Everglades National Park in Florida.


Madison Bressler

2nd year Integrative Arts

Madison is an Integrative Arts major with focuses in Photography and Graphic Design. She also minors in Graphic Design, ENTI, and Spanish. Madi grew up close to University Park campus in Milroy, PA. Ever since she got her first camera in middle school, she has enjoyed taking pictures and creating designs with them. In high school, she played soccer and ran hurdles in track & field. In her free time, she still enjoys exercising, camping, hiking, watching Friends on Netflix, and hanging out with her dogs.


Jessica Snyder

2nd year Film and Animation

Jessica is a 2nd year student from Hillsdale NJ. She is double majoring in Film and Interdisciplinary Digital Studios where she is focusing on animation. She joined Alpha Rho Chi this past spring as a member of the pledge class Gamma Sigma Delta. Outside of APX, Jessica is a part of Tapestry Dance Company, a tap dance group on campus, and is a member of Lion Scouts, where she gives tours. Jessica enjoys hanging out with her friends and new brothers and loves going to the beach.

A house with many rooms, many faces...but one family.