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Chinese Hospital
  New Acute Care Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility
845 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA
Tim Ariosto
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 intrepretation of Tim Ariosto. 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.

Special Thanks to Jacobs Carter Burgess and the Chinese Hospital for the permission, guidance, materials, and images used for this thesis project.


Tim Ariosto is currently in his 5th year of the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University.    In May 2010, he will graduate with a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree with a focus on structural systems.     In addition, Tim will have earned minors in Architectural Studies and Engineering Mechanics.    After graduating, Tim will gain EIT status and hopes to put his skills to work as a structural engineer and earn his license as a Professional Engineer (PE).

Tim has spent his last two summers as an intern with Jacob’s Engineering.  In 2008, he gained valuable experience in the construction industry while working in the field on two elementary schools in Maryland.  In 2009, Tim learned to apply his knowledge of structural engineering to bridge design while working in a civil engineering office in Baltimore, MD.       

In 2007, Tim participated in Sede di Roma, a study abroad program offered by the Architectural Engineering department in Rome, Italy.   This rigorous 7 week, 12 credit program helped foster and develop Tim’s interest in historical structures while giving him insight into Italian culture and a new perspective on his own.

In addition to school, Tim has spent the last 3 years working at Waring Dining Commons where he has recently been promoted to Student Supervisor, the highest ranking student position.    As part of his job, he oversees a staff of 12 student managers and 50-60 student employees. In addition to leadership skills, Tim's experiance at Waring has taught him to balance academics with other serious time commitments.   

In his free time, Tim enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and volunteering within his community. Tim is an active member of Penn State’s student chapter of Habitat for Humanity, where has taken a leadership role in service orientated spring break trips to Bunnell,FL and New Orleans, LA.

To see a copy of Tim’s resume, click here.



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