Young Jeon CPEP

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Hakuna Resort is a jungle/safari theme hotel that includes a huge indoor water park as well as outdoor pool. The other side of the resort is convention centers which provides multiple meeting spaces. Designed into three distinctive spaces, the indoor water park and convention space are adjacent to each end of hotel space. These spaces are connected with expansion joints, therefore, can be looked at as three separate buildings.

The hotel building has total of eight stories above ground with total height of 101’-5” to the top of roof excluding the basement. With each floor having approximately 45,000 SF, the hotel portion of the resort has 395,938 SF by itself. Therefore, with the help of expansion joints, this thesis will only focus on hotel part of Hakuna Resort.


General Description

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.


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 Young Jeon. 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.