Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara University


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Tracy Abbott

Second Advisor

Hisham Said


This project focuses on the need for collaboration and unification among faculty and students in the engineering department. As it stands, the engineering department has three buildings that are not connected. This causes students and faculty of different studies to be handcuffed. Engineering is a collaborated field, that requires like minded people to come up with solutions. This is why the design team decided to implement a pedestrian bridge that would allow rapid access to both engineering buildings. The project team completed structural and construction elements for a pedestrian bridge that connects two buildings in the SCU engineering quad. This design project aims to contribute a working solution to the recurring problem of inconvenience and lost time for both students and faculty at the University.