Welcome to M. Julia Haverty's Senior Thesis Portfolio


The Corporate Headquarters, located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States, is a new 5 story office and retail space. It is designed to serve as new home base for an established and successful US based company. The building's architecture was designed to mirror its surrounding buildings, namely, the newer retail area situated directly to the north of the building. The Corporate Headquarters serves as the capstone for the retail area and aims to become a cornerstone of an already thriving community.

During the 2014 Fall Semester, I will conduct an analysis of the existing as designed structure of the corporate headquarters. Near the close of the semester, I will produce a proposal that details how I plan to redesign the structure of the building. Using that proposal, I will begin the redesign of the sturcture in Spring 2015. This site will be periodically updated from now until the end of the Spring 2015 semester.




About 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 students, faculuty consultants, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidlines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this course capstone design course and its requirements click here.


While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained here within 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 M. Julia Haverty. 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.