The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), also known as The Medical Sciences Building (MSB), is a medical school located in the heart of Scranton, PA. Costing over $120 million, this four story building, with an additional penthouse on the roof, was completed in April, 2011. The architecture was intended to complement the existing schools and hospitals in the surrounding area.

TCMC is a multi-use building, using all modern technology. It has a library where students go for information, Clinical Skills and Simulation Center where students learn from beyond classrooms, lecture halls that can seat up to 160 students, classrooms with Wi-Fi connections, small group meeting rooms where a team of students can work together, and a luxurious student lounge for study or relaxation. TCMC also has a garden around the link that allows the occupants to enjoy the nice green views that the city cannot offer. The building is 93 feet tall and offers 185,000 square feet of space.

Senior Capstone Project

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced from 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.

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 Xiao Ye Zheng. 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.