Architectural Engineering & Design Minor
Alumni Spotlight


Jessica Lee

“Jessica Lee is a 2022 Northwestern University graduate, with a major in Civil Engineering and a minor in Architectural Engineering and Design. During her time at NU, Jessica developed an interest in the design of buildings, specifically their impacts on communities and the planet. The coursework of the AED minor allowed her to explore innovative building designs, gain industry vocabulary and technical skills, and excel as a team member.

Postgraduation, Jessica has become a Building Performance Consultant at IMEG Corp. Through energy and carbon consulting, she supports the design of buildings aiming for energy-efficient and sustainable goals. The knowledge she gained at Northwestern has made the transition to industry smooth and technical conversations easier. Best of all, the position has allowed her to make a positive impact on the built environment.

Jessica believes her experience within the AED program and organizations like ASCE and Solar Decathlon, brought her to the right opportunities and people. Because of these fulfilling experiences, she has recently joined the Illinois Green Auxiliary Board, where she grows her network with fellow professionals interested in sustainable buildings”

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Alumni Careers

AED graduates are immediately prepared to join the building and construction industries or pursue graduate studies in architecture, structural engineering, and construction management. Recent alumni of the program have gone on to work as architectural designers, construction managers, and structural engineers.

Check out what alumni have done with their Architectural Engineering & Design background!