Faculty Advisor

Van Dessel, Steven


My initial role of the project was to document the building. Various visits to the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation were required to document measurements and pictures of the building. Using the information from the site documentation, such as measurements and pictures, I conducted the structural analysis on the structural members of the East Lodge dining hall. The structural members included the truss structure, floor, walls, roof, and columns. After the structural analysis was completed, I produced the CAD drawings of the existing building. I also designed an alternative addition to the facility using AutoCad and Revit. I was also in charge of writing the report and making the final edits.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016


Architectural Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering