A Little About Senior Thesis
This office building's main use will be for the study of aviation. The entire academic year will be focusing on this two winged building, where the north wing is five stories tall, and the south wing contains six stories. Below the structure lies two levels for underground parking and is accessed from a ramp located between the two wings. The building's actual name must remain anonymous due to the future client that shall be occupying the structure, but for the purpose of this thesis, it will be known as Memorial Vista. Prior to the current design, the space was occupied by abandoned warehouses, a self-storage facility, and a small towing company. Upon completion, the office facility will be comprised of a total of 322,725 square feet and be located on approximately five acres of property. The following pages will share more on the building and how my thesis will be shaped around it.
The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to
the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural
Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.
A special thank you to The Pennsylvania State Architectural Engineering Department and the students within the program, to the James G. Davis Construction Corporation, and to other companies that must remain anonymous due to the future tenant of the building - my gratitude for your help and dedication is allowing me to achieve my goals.