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    My name is John Sloane and I am a fifth year student at Penn State studying Architectural Engineering and I plan to pursue a career as a Lighting Designer. After developing a passion for the construction trades in high school, I searched for a college program that could challenge me academically in the construction and engineering field. I discovered Architectural Engineering, and the rest is history. 

    Using my previous construction and leadership experiences, I became passionate about helping others. I joined Habitat for Humanity at Penn State, where I serve as the Executive Director. Throughout my years at Penn State I have built homes with Habitat for Humanity in Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Detroit and Portugal. I am constantly looking for the next Habitat Build!

    In the past five years, I have developed a passion for how lighting can shape a human experience. As a future Lighting Designer, I am anxious to utilize the things that I am learning to make a positive impact on other people’s visual experience. 
    In my experience, no matter the job, a passion for a project will rocket it to success. Everyday, I try to apply this philosophy to anything that I do. I hope to continue combining my past experiences with my passion and drive to make a positive impact in the engineering, construction and lighting industry.

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August 2020 - Besal Fund Recipient

August 2020 - James Pohlen Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

August 2019 - IES Young Professionals Scholarship Recipient 


June 2019 - IALD Travel Stipend Winner for LightFair International


February 2018 - IALD Travel Stipend Winner for Enlighten Americas Conference in Seattle

June 2017 - Philadelphia IES DesignWithLight - Best Luminaire Design

December 2016 - Penn State Design Showcase - Best Museum and Kayak Center Design



LEED Green Associate

Student IALD Member 

Penn State IES Member 

Penn State Habitat for Humanity -

Board Member Emeritus

IES Daylighting Committee Member


Tel: 570-352-7050


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