It’s been a few weeks since our last team blog post, but the team has continued to learn and make progress this month.
On the first week back after break (and after the bitter cold/snow day), the students were presented with their group project – an art museum! They will have the opportunity to design a unique art museum at Chicago’s Museum Campus. We dove right into some activities, including brainstorming about what we all want to see in the museum. Each student was full of ideas, and there was an obvious theme of wanting to make the exhibits interactive both with the people visiting on the inside and with the surroundings (natural and man-made) on the outside.
On January 21st, we began to think about the site design and layout, and how we want the site and exterior of the building to fit in to its surroundings. The students broke up into three groups to focus on a few different topics, and each group presented their thoughts to the group at the end of the session.
This past week, January 28th, we took a break from the project to learn about the various ACE scholarships and opportunities. Students were encouraged to begin their applications online during the meeting, and the mentors helped answer questions. In addition to a number of scholarhips, ACE also has a Design/Build Summer Program for students. It’s a great way to get hands-on experience with real designers and engineers, and students who complete the program are also eligible for scholarhips.
Next meeting: February 4, 2015 at AS+GG’s offices (Link to Calendar)