Young Jeon CPEP
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Building Statistics

Building name:

Hakuna Resort
Location: Swiftwater, PA
Site: Hakuna Resort - Hotel
Function type: Residential (R-1)
Size: 395,938 SF
Number of stories above grade: 8
Date of construction: March 2014 - Summer 2015
Cost: (to be updated)
Project delivery method: Design Bid Build


Owner: LMN Development, LLC
Architect: Architectural Design Consultants
General Contractor: Kraemer Brothers, LLC
MEP/Structural: Harwood Engineering Consultants
Civil: Pennoni Associates, INC.

Image 1. Project Floor Layout

The main theme of the resort is jungle. Therefore, the exterior façade of the hotel is very colorful to attract younger audiences. These materials include: country ledgestone, dressed fieldstone, and exterior insulated finish system. The color varies including different shades of brown, green, red and blue.

The hotel component is shaped like a long and narrow rectangle, and is oriented about 45 degrees. This allows the longer faces of the building to be exposed to north-east direction and south-west direction. On south-west side of façade includes balcony and a window for each room. On the north-east side is another set of hotel rooms that is adjacent to the façade and set of windows without balconies. There are approximately 78 rooms on each floor, which indicates a lot of glazing on each sides of the building.

The roof system for hotel portion of the Hakuna Resort is a flat roof with spray foam insulation on top of presressed hollow core planks and parapet. Some parapets are extension of masonry walls to cover the vent that is exposed through the roof.

Image 3. Typical Parapet Section


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.