AE 481W/AE 482

The senior thesis/capstone course offers students in Architectural Engineering an opportunity to display the knowledge and discernment learned over the 5-year cirriculum at Penn State. Each of us is required to not only utilize the knowledge from our design courses, but also to gain a deeper understanding of that material by learning subjects not covered in our cirriculum. The technical reports in the fall and the final report in the spring also provide each of us with solid, professional writing and analytical samples which industry professionals can access. Furthermore, the interaction between the multi-disciplinary students and the AE faculty mimics the kind of communication students will see in a professional setting, and was extremely helpful in ensuring a reliable and sufficient approach to both the depth and breadth discussions of the thesis.


The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a creative and effecive way to publish our thesis work for review by the AE faculty, industry professionals, and future students. Once the inital design was established in Adobe Dreamweaver, it was easy to update pages and post assignments. Furthermore, the CPEP provided the additional challenge of practicing graphical design in a way that provides consistency between the reports, the abstract, and the presentation.

ABET Survey

For a PDF version of the ABET Survey, please click here.




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-inprogress 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 Sean Felton. 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 April 22, 2013 by Sean Felton and is hosted by the AE Department ©2011