Welcome to Ashley Bistline's Senior Thesis Portfolio!

This Steel City High-Rise is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This 19-story building will be minutes from the most sought-after shops, dining, entertainment, and sporting events the city has to offer, while also providing new cuisine, office space, parking, and hotel stays from within. Over the course of my fall and spring semesters I will be studying the construction, systems, schedule, and budget of this building, prior to formalizing a proposal of my findings.



Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP)

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.

4.30.15 | CPEP Complete and Ready for Final Review

4.30.15 | Final Presentation

4.30.15 | ABET Outcome & Reflection

4.07.15 | Final Report

3.30.15 |Projected Final Presentation Outline

1.16.15 | Revised Proposal

12.15.14 | Proposal

12.10.14 | Technical Report 3

11.20.14 | Technical Report 2

10.20.14 | Abstract

10.19.14 | Technical Report 1

9.17.14 | Building Statistics Part 1

9.07.14 | CPEP Home Page

9.04.14 | Attended Dreamweaver/CPEP Seminar

8.29.14 | Resume Submitted for AE Career Fair

8.27.14 | Turned in Project Initiation Form Part 1

8.27.14 | Confirmed Master List Information

8.15.14 | Sent Personal Thank You Letters

8.10.14 | Obtained Project Documents

7.03.14 | Owner Permission Received




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 Ashley Bistline. 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.


Contact Ashley:

Architectural Engineering Department

LinkedIn Profile
AE Computer Labs
Resume (PDF)
The Pennsylvania State University