Engineer at Heart
When Pete Lynde, PE, LEED AP, was fifteen, he got a teenager's dream job - part-time mechanic in the local motorcycle shop. For seven years, he spent every summer vacation tuning up and tearing down Hondas and Suzukis.
Then he got his second job, and he's never left it-mechanical engineer at Kahn. He was trained at Penn State's Architectural Engineering program, one of only a few such programs in the U.S.
In college, he studied the specialized area of building acoustics engineering. Kahn had a major figure in that field-Kurt Traub-and Pete found a mentor. "I saw there was a chance to become the acoustical guy at Kahn if I stuck with it," he says, "and that's what happened."