NEIU El Centro

Chicago, Illinois


Michael Gramarossa

Mechanical Option



Student Biography

Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Proposal
Final Report

Senior Thesis e-Studio



AE 481W & 897G Reflection

The Architectural Engineering Capstone Senior Thesis has been a rewarding and vital experience. Through research and communicating with design professionals and AE Faculty, I was able to learn important aspects of engineering and develop ideas for my Thesis. Having two semesters for this Thesis allowed me to explore the reasons behind decisions for the current design of the building and its systems and to partially redesign the mechanical system. The different mechanical design also affected other disciplines of engineering, and my background in AE allowed me to research these effects. Throughout the design process, I was able to learn engineering design and ethical requirements and responsibilities of a professional engineer.

CPEP Reflection

Utilizing this CPEP website was a great way to present my work and keep my Thesis organized throughout the year. It was also useful in regards to saving paper because not everything had to be printed in hard copies to be turned in to my advisor. This website also allowed friends and design professionals in the industry read and review my work. Overall, it was a great way to track my progress and keep me organized.


ABET Outcome Survey


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 Michael Gramarossa. 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 04.27.2015, by Michael Gramarossa and is hosted by the AE Department ©2014.