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 31 active brothers and counting!


Frank Mader

Worthy Architect - 3rd Year Larch

Frank is a local to State College Pennsylvania as well as a 3rd 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.  


Jeff Wertheim


Worthy Associate Architect - 3rd Year Larch


Jeff is a New Jersey native, who is currently a third 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.


Alex Hopple

Worthy Estimator - 3rd Year Architecture

Alex Hopple is a State College resident and also a third 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!


Andrew Bean

3rd Year Architecture Engineering - Worthy Advisor

Andrew is the 2017 President and 2017/2018 House Manager for Alpha Rho Chi. He is a third 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, serving as their Technical Director for the Fall production of The Drowsy Chaperone. 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. 


Gabrielle Benjamin

3rd Year Art History - Sergeant at Arms

Gabby is the 2017 Worthy Estimator and has been the Chapter’s Sergeant at Arms since 2016. She is a third year Art History major, with minors in German and Political Science. In her spare time, Gabby enjoys online shopping, watching soccer and bingeing the Star Wars Saga, as well as any good plot driven show on Netflix, HBO, and ShowTime. She’s a fan of cult movies, science fiction and learning about history.


Joe Beam

Landscape Architecture

Joe is a Second Year Landscape Architecture student.  Joe pledged to Alpha Rho Chi during his freshman fall semester, and was intrigued by the plentiful opportunities offered by membership of the fraternity.  He enjoys drawing and spending time with friends.


Nathan Steinhauer

3rd Year Architecture - Technology Chair

Nate is happy to be apart of the newly initiated class Upsilon Alpha Mu. He is currently in his third 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 highschool.


Josh Tubay

3rd Year Architecture - Thon Chair

Josh Tubay is a 3rd year architecture student and also the current THON chair 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.


Hannah Baker


2nd Year Architecture - New member recruitment, fundraising chair

Hannah Baker is a second year architecture student and the current fundraising and recruitment chair. She 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.


Megan Harding

2nd Year Architecture

Megan is from Pittsburgh PA. In highschool, 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.


Trey Williams


2nd Year Architecture - Worthy Scribe

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

2nd Year Architecture

Nick is a second 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.


Teresa Pecher

2nd Year Architecture - Chapter Development Chair

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.


Tyler Luszik

3rd Year Architecture - New member educator

Tyler is a Third 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.


Oscar Wegbreit

2nd Year Architecture

Oscar is a 2nd 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 arts programs. In his free time Oscar loves playing sports with friends, exploring the outdoors, and trying to be creative in any way possible.


Natalie Duerr

3rd Year Landscape Architecture - Philanthropy Chair

Natalie is a 3rd year Landscape Architecture student and the Philanthropy Chair for the Vitruvius Chapter. Originating from Chadds Ford, PA, Natalie became very interested and active in garden design through her visits to Longwood Gardens and her internship at Winterthur. In addition to APX, she is a part of LASS, Penn State Irish Dance, and works at the HUB Information Desk. 


Nicholas Fudali

3rd Year Architecture

Nicholas Fudali hails from the triumphant land of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Yes that is in central jersey, and yes central jersey exists. 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.


Zach Bloomgarden

2nd year Media Studies

Zach was born and raised in Syosset, a town located on Long Island in New York. Zach was originally an Architecture Major but is now in the Media Studies program in the school of Communications. He is also minoring in Architectural Studies and in Business. Currently Zach is the professional chairperson and in the past has been in charge of recruitment. 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.


Kiriana Jobson

3rd Year Architecture

Kiriana is a third 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.


Andrew Marshall

4th Year Art History

I am a Schreyer Honors Scholar pursuing my Masters and Bachelors in Art History through the Integrated Undergraduate Graduate Program. Besides from being involved with the Chapter I am also a Resident Assistant and Private Art Dealer.



Brendan Burke

3rd Year Architecture - Activities Chair

Brendan Burke is an Architecture major in his 3rd 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. 

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