FDA OC/ORA Office Building
Silver Spring, MD


Adam Love
Structural Option

User 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 Adam Love. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.



Welcome to Adam Love's e-portfolio. This web site is set up through the Architectural Engineering Department in accordance with the Senior Thesis Capstone Project.

The students in their fifth year of the Architectural Engineering Program will center their course work around the Senior Thesis. The course sequence of A E 481W and A E 482 comprises the capstone engineering design program for Architectural Engineering students. A E 481W is taken by all undergraduate architectural engineering students and also serves as the writing intensive course requirement in A E. Based on an actual building project model, students will investigate the building, perform technical analysis, develop project criteria and prepare a written proposal for more detailed work to be accomplished in A E 482. Evaluation methods include but are not limited to written reports, verbal and written presentations, faculty consultations and development of a capstone project electronic portfolio.



Senior Thesis News
04.19.10 Thesis Reflection and ABET Survey Posted
04.11.10 Thesis Presentation Posted
04.06.10 Thesis Research Posted
04.06.10 Final Report Posted
03.25.10 Thesis Presentation Draft Posted
02.21.10 Milestone 2 Complete
01.31.10 Milestone 1 Complete
1.25.10 Updated Thesis Proposal Posted
1.15.10 Updated Thesis Abstract Posted
1.15.10 Updated Thesis Proposal Posted
12.15.09 Thesis Proposal Posted
12.01.09 Technical Assignment 3 Posted
10.28.09 Technical Assignment 2 Posted
10.13.09 Thesis Abstract Board Turned In
10.07.09 Thesis Abstract Posted
10.05.09 Technical Assignment 1 Posted
9.25.09 Thesis Abstract Draft Completed
9.23.2009 Resume Updated
9.17.2009 Building Statistics Part 2 Posted
CPEP Site Launched
Building Statistics 1 Draft Completed
Fall Semester Classes Begin
Owner Permission Received

Special Thanks to Tompkins Builders and Turner Construction for providing the FDA OC/ORA Office as a Senior Thesis Building and for providing documentation and support during the Capstone Project.


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 web site 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.


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