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Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Patrick M. Morgan | Lighting/ Electrical | MAE/BAE Candidate



David Mayhew
Towson University
and Construction

Bill Melluish
GWWO Inc. /Architects
Project Architect

Patrick Marquez
James Posey Associates
Electrical Engineer




In my opinion, the AE Senior Thesis is a valuable learning tool to provide insight to the real world. Unlike previous classwork, this process required a start to finish mentality that covered the design concept through to equipment specification and system impact analysis. Because of the amount of work required, time management was a key issue that needed to be handled carefully. It was important to set soft personal deadlines, which are a major part of the professional work environment. The class showed primarily the importance of being able to be self-confident within our own disciplines and take great consideration of our impacts to the other disciplines. This is what sets architectural engineering apart in the building community.

The CPEP is a useful way to communicate the thesis project in both semesters. By having a central posting place, advisors had quick access to my work and could give almost instant feedback. This also accompanied reduced printing costs. Because of the cost of color printing, the CPEP reduces unnecessary spending by students. The CPEP should be utilized for all submissions with the advancements in programs such as Adobe Acrobat and its markup capability.


ABET Assessment



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 Patrick Morgan. 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.

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