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Alex Stadel is a structural engineering designer for Keast & Hood Co. in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a BS in civil engineering, a BS in architectural engineering, and an MS in civil engineering from Drexel University. Alex keeps strong ties with his alma matter as an adjunct professor of the three-term Material and Structures series for architecture students and proudly serves as an outspoken structural advocate on juries for the 5th year and thesis students in Drexel’s architecture program.
During his graduate studies, Alex worked as an independent research consultant with the US Department of Agriculture and with the US Department of Energy through the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research has focused on a variety of topics in Life Cycle Assessment, namely biofuels and structural building materials. He was honored to present his research on the sustainability of regionally sourced structural materials at the Greenbuild Conference in 2012.
At Keast & Hood, Alex’s favorite projects include rebuilding the Hanna/Olin trellises on Locust Walk with salvaged Ipe from the Coney Island Boardwalk, designing an umbrella structure to support George Washington’s Marquee Tent for the Museum of the American Revolution, and performing post-earthquake surveys on the National Cathedral in Washington DC and the William Penn Statue atop City Hall in Philadelphia.