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Two Weeks Left

In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 07.28.2014 at .

With the dwindling amount of weeks left, students and instructors are really feeling the grind of a deadline. The construction documents are nearing finish, after much deliberation and discussion on how the Wilapa tree platform structure will get built.

A visit from Randy B. from HOK also provided much help. Thanks Randy!

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physical model detail

 

MOCKUP

 

Students also created (and finished) a budget and schedule! We are learning valuable methods of how to actually build something from dimensions on paper. Additionally, we are under budget (hooray!). 

FUN FACTS

  • We have eaten cookies every morning for the past 5 weeks. 
  • The notorious quote, “You don’t realize what you had until it’s gone” proves true (Curie Lunch)
  • Structure is hard

 

ACE Summer Fundraiser!!

In General Information on 07.20.2014 at .

ACE Summer Fundraiser!!

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August 19, 6-8pm

at Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave

Spend a casual summer evening with fellow friends of ACE, at our 6th annual summer fundraiser!  Join us as an individual or as a corporate sponsor, and support one of the best Building Industry Youth programs in the Country!  Please see the attached Summer Event Invitation or Corporate Sponsorship forms for more information.

For more information about ACE, please explore this blog site or see our National Affiliate page here

The Team

A FEW OF OUR 2014 ACE SUMMER STUDENTS

Week 3: Keeping the Ball Rolling

In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 07.15.2014 at .

Now three weeks into the Park Design, we have no time for stopping, it is full speed ahead. The ACE Design Build Group is making progress! This week was spent mostly pushing the design ideas forward and start finalizing them. Construction time is almost upon us!

 

Site Model Group

Existing Site

Existing Site

The site model group spent the week honing their model making skills by finishing a model of the existing site! They have also begun experimenting with modeling parts of the new site proposal as they are being finalized.

 

Site Plan Team

Hand Rendered Site Proposal

Hand Rendered Site Proposal

The site plan team has started working on the computer, making the site plan not only in CAD, but making a 3D Model in Sketchup. Of course, though we have been going full speed ahead on the computer, we couldn’t leave out a hand rendered site plan!

 

Design Features Team

Bench Proposal

Bench Proposal

Water Feature Sketch

Water Feature Sketch

The Design Features Team has narrowed down the features to the following: a rock climbing slide, a bubble bounce, a ‘Wilapa Tree’ Climbing Feature, and a water feature. Each of these features have been sketched, developed, and are starting to be digitized. Our next task: Refining them for the new site plan.

 

Park Precedent Site Visits

The Team

The Team

The group had a chance to visit 4 parks in Chicago. This was an invaluable, and super fun exercise to get us to think about what features/qualities are good/bad in a park. We plan to use the insights from this trip to refine our park design and bring it to the next level. As a special surprise, we also got our T-Shirts!

Heritage Green Park

Heritage Green Park

Mary Bartelme Park

Mary Bartelme Park

Skinner Park

Skinner Park

Union Park

Union Park

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