Architectural Engineering
IPD/BIM Thesis

The Pennsylvania State Universiy

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY


Andres Perez l Structural Option l 2009-2010



IPD/BIM Thesis Team 3 Proposal



The purpose of this proposal is to introduce alternative concepts in the design and construction of the New York Times Building by utilizing both an integrated project delivery method and building information modeling.  The alternative concepts will focus on achieving an overall team goal of increasing the profitability and marketability of the building while maintaining its iconic and sustainable image. 

In order to achieve this primary goal, the following three strategies shall be implemented:
  • Decrease the floor to floor height with the intension of adding additional rentable floors. 
  • Redesigning the core configuration structurally and architecturally in order to add additional rentable space to each floor while maintaining the efficiency of the lateral system. 
  • Improve the sustainability profile of the spaces to add marketability and possibly charge a higher rent. 


MAE Course-Related Study

The MAE requirement for this course will be fulfilled by utilizing techniques acquired in AE 597A (Computer Modeling) when modeling the alternative lateral system of the New York Times Building. The knowledge of stiffness modifiers, semi-rigid diaphragms, and meshing will be vital in the redesign of the lateral system.



To view a copy of the proposal, please click here.

To view a copy of the executive summary, please click here.

To view a copy of the REVISED proposal, please click here.

To view a copy of the REVISED executive summary, please click here.

To view a copy of the REVISED 3/23/2010 proposal, please click here.
(Per Structural MAE Requirement)

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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 intrepretation of Andres Perez. Changes and discrepencies in no way imply that the original designed 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.