President and CEO of Buchart Horn Receives Prestigious Alumni Fellow Award from Penn State Alumni Association

Brian Funkhouser receives highest recognition from Penn State Alumni Association

YORK, Pa. – Brian Funkhouser, PE, president and CEO of Buchart Horn, a full-service international engineering and architectural firm based in York, Pennsylvania has been honored with the Alumni Fellow Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. The prestigious award was presented in recognition of Funkhouser’s outstanding professional accomplishments and is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Since the award was established 42 years ago, more than 750 alumni — out of more than 645,000 living alumni — have been honored as Alumni Fellows, including this year’s group. As an award recipient, Funkhouser (class of 1980) also accepted an invitation from University President, Dr. Eric Barron, to return to campus to share his expertise with students, faculty and administrators.

“This is clearly the greatest honor that I have ever received,” said Funkhouser in his acceptance speech during the University’s award ceremony. “The education I received at two of Penn State’s campuses made it possible for me to obtain a career I thoroughly enjoy, a career that has kept me at the same company for 35 years.”

Funkhouser has served as president and CEO of Buchart Horn for the past seven years. Buchart Horn is ranked by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the top 400 engineering and design firms in the U.S. Funkhouser is noted for bringing the company through the economic downturn and kept the company growing and thriving. Prior to becoming president and CEO, Funkhouser was executive vice president and chief operating officer of PACE Resources, Buchart Horn’s parent company. Funkhouser holds a bachelor’s degree in water resources engineering and an associate degree in surveying from Penn State University.

“The founder of Buchart Horn, Russell E. Horn, Sr., (class of 1933) was also a Penn State Alumni Fellow Award recipient,” adds Funkhouser. “I am proud to have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps, and I know he is smiling.”

About Buchart Horn

Buchart Horn, Inc. is a full-service, international engineering and architectural firm with 15 offices throughout the Eastern United States and Western Europe. As one of the first professional consulting companies to combine engineering and architecture under one roof, Buchart Horn’s professional services focus on three crucial areas essential to every community: Water Resources (water and wastewater treatment systems, and strategies to protect and improve our natural environment); Architecture (designing the buildings where we live, work, learn, and play); and Transportation (highways, bridges and airports). Celebrating its 70th year in business in 2015, clients range from local, county, state, and federal governments to large and small private sector clients. For more information about Buchart Horn, Inc., please visit their website at or on Facebook at


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