The Sunshine Elementary School
Northeast, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Scheib | Senior Thesis Project | Mechanical Option


Student Biography

Building Statistics


Technical Assignments




Final Report


Thesis E-studio


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Senior Thesis Reflection

Over the last two semesters I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge from the Senior Thesis redesign project.  The ability to use all of my AE course work collectively within one project was a great learning experience.  This project further instilled the deep rooted connection between each area of Architectural Engineering.  By mainly redesigning the mechanical system I quickly understood the many impacts that were placed on the rest of the building’s design and systems.  In addition to added understanding by collectively using my many areas of education, the project increased my communication skills on the professional level.  I was able to confidently speak with other design professionals about my project which added to my overall experience within the AE program at Pennsylvania State University.

CPEP Reflection

Having no prior knowledge of website design, I was impressed on how easy it is to create a website.  This site is a great tool to display my work to anyone who is interested.  The skills learned within this portion of the Senior Thesis requirements can be utilized throughout my professional career in many different ways. 

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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