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Utilizing A Capstone Design Project For Ec 2000 Assessment

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.1129.1 - 6.1129.12

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Steven O'Hara

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Suzanne D. Bilbeisi

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Session 1606

Utilizing A Capstone Design Project for EC 2000 Assessment

Suzanne D. Bilbeisi, Steven E. O’Hara Oklahoma State University


Architects and architectural engineers should have the ability to coordinate and integrate the many issues involved in the creation of architecture. This requires them to have a basic working knowledge of and sensitivity to several disciplines, as well as expertise in their individual field. One measure of this ability is through a comprehensive capstone design experience. Architecture, as a profession, requires the teamwork of professionals from many disciplines in the course of a typical project. Opportunities for students to experience this interface and interact with practicing professionals seldom occur in academia. The capstone design experience for architecture and architectural engineering students at Oklahoma State University has been specifically designed to allow this experience to occur, and has evolved into a vehicle for EC 2000 assessment.

The School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University was founded in 1909 within the College of Engineering, and shortly thereafter the philosophy of professional education was established that is still followed by the School today:

“The fundamental mission of the School of Architecture is to focus its unique combination of accredited programs in architecture and architectural engineering to prepare and inspire students for the vital professional leadership roles and responsibilities required to shape the physical environment and to have a positive impact on the social, economic and cultural qualities of life in Oklahoma and the entire international context.

The School of Architecture endeavors to instill in each individual a sensitivity to human needs, a genuine concern for quality, integrity and high ideals, a positive attitude for life-long learning, and an appreciation for their own self-esteem.

The School’s primary goal is to provide excellence in professional education for students preparing to enter private practice of architecture and architectural engineering. This professional focus is to educate not just qualified candidates for the degree, but graduates who, during their careers, will be licensed professionals and will assume positions of leadership within the profession and society.”1

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

O'Hara, S., & Bilbeisi, S. D. (2001, June), Utilizing A Capstone Design Project For Ec 2000 Assessment Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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