8621 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, Maryland




Nick Dastalfo

Structural Option

Advisor: Dr. Thomas Boothby

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Welcome to Nick Dastalfo's Thesis Portfolio

The proposed multi-use building at 8621 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, MD will feature parking, residential apartments, and retail space to service the downtown area. The building is a 17 story concrete building which possesses 4 stories of parking, a Cyber Cafe, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool. Over the course of the fall and spring semester I will be studying this building in a variety of ways, focusing my efforts on the structural system.


During the fall semester of 2014, I will perform an analysis of the existing structure in the form of 4 technical reports. Towards the end of the semester, I will write a proposal explaining how I plan to redesign the structure of 8621 Georgia Ave.. This proposal will be used in the spring semester of 2015 to guide me through the building redesign. This site will be updated periodically between fall 2014 and spring 2015 to track my work and progress.


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.





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 herewithin 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 Nick Dastalfo. 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.


4.28.2015 - Student Bio Updated

4.27.2015 - Final Presentation Posted

4.08.2015 - Final Report Posted

1.16.2015 - Revised Proposal Posted

12.15.2014 - Proposal Posted

12.12.2014 - Proposal Submitted

11.20.2014 - Technical Report 4 Posted

11.17.2014 - Technical Report 4 Submitted

10.22.14 - Building Statistics Part 2 Posted

10.20.14 - Abstract Posted

10.19.14 - Technical Report 3 Posted

10.17.14 - Technical Report 3 Submitted

10.9.14 -Website Redesigned

9.29.14 - Abstract Submitted

9.29.14 - Bio Sketch Posted

9.28.14 - Building Statistics Part 1 Posted

9.28.14 - Technical Report 2 Posted

9.26.14 - Technical Report 2 Submitted

9.26.14 - Technical Report 1Posted

9.23.14 - Attended AE Career Fair

9.22.14 - Attended AE Career Fair Open House

9.15.14 - CPEP Full Menu Functionality

9.12.14 - Technical Report 1 Submitted

9.08.14 - CPEP Homepage Draft Complete

9.07.14 - Updated Master List Information

9.05.14 - Building Statistics Part 1 Submitted

9.05.14 - Project Documentation Received

9.02.14 - Attended Dreamweaver Workshop

8.28.14 - Owner Permission Received


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