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AE Senior thesis, or Senior Capstone Project, is a year-long research project that pulls knowledge gained from all required classes taken and summer internships experiences. Thesis is completed independently and valuable source in analyzing a students capabilities.

My Senior thesis project is Phipps Conservatory's: The Center for Sustainable Landscapeswhich is being constructed by Turner Construction. With the completion of The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), the Phipps Conservatory will add to its repertoire of iconography by becoming home to one of the most sustainable commercial buildings in the nation. The CSL is attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge issued by a special branch of the U.S.G.B.C., LEED Platinum Certification, and SITES Sustainable Landscape certification.

A special thanks is also owed to Turner Construction for sponsoring my research for this proejct, and the Phipps Conservatory for permitting me to study their building.


Architectural Engineering's e-Studio

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based 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 website 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 select the button below.



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 interpretation of Daniel Zartman. 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.


This Page was last updated on 4/17/2012, by Daniel Zartman and is hosted by the AE Department (c) 2012