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 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 click here.
Welcome to Shane Marshall's Senior Thesis E-Portfolio
This Senior Thesis Project focuses on the Pegula Ice Arena. This ice arena was only made possible by a sizeable donation given to Penn State from Buffalo Sabre's owner, Terry Pegula; and his wife Kim. This state of the art collegiate facility is helping bring Division 1 Ice Hockey to Penn State, as well as providing central Pennsylvania with a location where semi-pro and possibly even pro hockey games can be played.
Progress Photos

Excavation | Febrauary 2012
Foundation Wall | April 2012
Steel Begins | June 2012
Slab on Metal Deck | July 2012


Shane's Progress
CPEP site complete & ready for final review. 4/16/13
Thesis PACE Poster posted 4/16/13
Resources and References posted 4/16/13
Executive Summary posted 4/16/13
Thesis Presentation posted 4/07/13
Final Thesis Report posted 4/03/13
Architectural Breadth Update posted 3/18/13
Spring Thesis Schedule posted 1/11/13
Spring Thesis Revised Proposal posted 1/11/13
Spring Thesis Proposal posted 12/14/12
Technical Report 3 posted 11/12/12
Senior Thesis Abstract posted 10/22/12
Technical Report 2 posted 10/12/12
Technical Report 1 posted 09/22/12

Student Biography Active

CPEP Home Page Active 09/06/12
Construction Documents Obtained 08/14/12
Owner Permission Obtained 08/14/12


“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 Shane Marshall. 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 October 22nd, 2012, by Shane Marshall and is hosted by the AE Department©2012”