The Sunshine Elementary School
Northeast, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Scheib | Senior Thesis Project | Mechanical Option


Student Biography

Building Statistics


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Final Report


Thesis E-studio


Student Biography

Nicholas Scheib is currently a fifth year senior at The Pennsylvania State University studying architectural engineering with a focus on Mechanical systems.  Upon graduating in May, 2011, he will receive the integrated degree, Master of Architectural Engineering/Bachelor of Architectural Engineering.

Unlike many students, Nicholas did not attend college directly after graduating from high school.  Instead, he spent eight years working in various sectors of the labor force.  Five of these years were involved with residential construction.  Here he gained hands on experience in framing structures, installing insulation, and pouring and finishing concrete, among other skills.  Most importantly, Nicholas gained a thorough understanding and appreciation of many aspects of the construction process.  This is what led him to enroll at PSU and pursue an Architectural Engineering degree.

Nicholas has an extremely strong work ethic.  While attending Penn State fulltime, he spent most evenings after school at a local restaurant, working thirty hours a week.  Nicholas supported himself in this way throughout his years of study, while at the same time maintaining a rigorous academic load.  This resulted in his strong time management and organizational skills.

Nicholas has also had the opportunity to travel much of the United States. While visiting 35 states, he has had the opportunity to see and experience many different areas and climates.  He also took advantage of a study abroad program and spent much of the summer of 2009 in Rome, where he studied architecture and immersed himself in a different culture.


site last updated on 12/09/10

“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 Nicholas Scheib. 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.”

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
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