Welcome to the Senior AE Thesis e-Portfolio for Ryan Klinicki



The name of this project, along with all parties associated with the project have been ghosted for confidentiality purposes.  Various information from reports will be blacked out or ghosted such as cost and schedule, to meet the wishes of the Owner of the Hospital.  If additional information is required, please contact Ryan Klinicki.

Project Overview:

The new Unknown Hospital Expansion was designed to meet growing demands of the community.  The Hospital Expansion is comprised of 5 total stories with a penthouse roof space, and a three story arrival lobby totaling over 280,000 SF. The project includes the construction of a new 4-story building that will house a new emergency department, a new surgical department including 14 new operating rooms, ambulatory surgery beds, a new critical care area and new private inpatient beds for adult acute care.

Construction for this project began in March 2007.  They are scheduled for project completion by May 2009. The Owner of the Hospital has invested in overall Hospital campus by building the new Hospital Expansion, a new parking garage with over 700 spaces, renovation of the Hospital campus entrance, and various other improvements to the existing Hospital. The architect of project came up with a unique design that fits the surrounding campus and integrates the new building with the existing hospital effortlessly.  Among the distinct architectural features include a unique open 3-story arrival lobby with an escalator, a bridge vestibule linking the recently completed parking garage and the arrival lobby space, and two atrium spaces at the third and fourth floors that are open to the outdoors.


Thank You:

I would like to thank all the parties involved in this project for all their help and cooperation.  This thesis project would not be possible without your contribution to the students of the Penn State AE program.



Date Announcement
VRML 3D Model posted to website
References page posted to website
Presentation page posted to website
Video Walkthrough for Virtual Mockup Analysis Uploaded to website
Final Report handed in for Grading
3rd Progress Milestone Log Submitted for Review
Resubmitted Progress Milestone Log
Posted Question to Discussion Board
Revised Proposal Posted to CPEP Website
Faculty Consultation with Dr. Riley
Submitted Progress Milestone Log
Thesis Proposal Posted to CPEP Website
Website Maintenace complete & back online
Technical Report #3 Posted to CPEP Website
Technical Report #2 Posted to CPEP Website
Abstract Posted to CPEP Website
Technical Report #1 Posted to CPEP Website
Student Biography Posted to CPEP Website
Building Statistics - Part 1 Posted to CPEP Website
Inital website launched (design template)
Owner permission to begin work received

About CPEP:

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.

User Note:

Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in‐progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Christopher Ankeny. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, csode references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

This page was last updated on 05/13/2009 , by Ryan Klinicki and is hosted by the AE Department ©2008