In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 07.03.2012 at .
As a group we choose a T-Shirt design winner. We also researched and analyzed Chicago rain fall for collecting water on site( Childrens Garden of Hope). We look up precendent projects that are similair to what we are doing to help with our ideas and designs.
We Practice with plan,section and elevations view using a bell pepper to show the different views of one object. We alse measured the woodworking room to scale and drew out the plan view.
In groups we finalized our brainstorming and then came together and presented our research. Finally we continued with our concepted designs.
We took a trip to a site called ‘The Plant”. It was an example of a closed loopeco-system9net zero). The Plat used Aquaponics to grow plants and vegetables and to products energy. It also had an community kitchen and an annarobic digester (cloosed loop energy system). Finallly we went over the desgin process and the build process.
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In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 06.25.2012 at .
On Thursday, the first day of the workshop, we were introduced to each other and our host school, Currie Metropolitan. We had our woodshop orientation where we leaned power tool safety and general shop safety. Also, we had our first day in the Architecture lab, and understand what tools we will be using throughout the workshop. To end the day, we were to start thinking about t-shirt designs for the team.
Friday, we arrived at our first design charrette. The clients from Neighbor Space, an organization supporting gardens throughout the city, and members of the garden (Maria, Patina, Audria, and Rachael) arrived bright and early to greet and explain to us what they would like in a small community garden known as the Children’s Garden of Hope. We went through a slide show explaining to the clients and to us what the Design-Build Workshop is. From there, we split into four different groups containing a member of our clients to talk about possible ideas and designs. A large portion of the ideas involved rainwater harvesting and there many forms of that idea were designed.
Marcus, Workshop Participant
In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 06.20.2012 at .
Welcome to the 2012 ACE DB Workshop! I’m anticipating a smooth kickoff to our third year of the summer program and very excited about our team and our 2012 client. Our student team will be bigger (and better..!) than the previous two years, with 19 confirmed students and 2 collegiate teaching assistants. The team will be led by myself plus two ACE co-instructors, Jason Pugh and Randy Herbstman. Additionally, Mr. Thomas Miller will be supervising all work in the CPS wood shop and assisting the team throughout the summer. And of course we have lots of behind the scenes help from ACE and CPS. Please see the attached Workshop orientation package for a full program overview, class list, schedule, and portfolio of past projects. An identical document will be mailed to each of you at your home address.
I would like to highlight two items in this package. First, note that we will all meet for the first time on Wednesday, June 20 for a student orientation. This meeting will take place at Curie Metro HS (4959 S. Archer) between 6:30 and 7:30pm in rm 192. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. We will go through the Workshop schedule (including field trips to be organized each Friday), discuss a few basic expectations, and answer any questions that you may have. The program will officially begin the following day at 8:00am.
Second, I would like to announce this year’s community project. We will be working with the Chicago-based nonprofit group, Neighbor Space. Neighbor Space serves as an advocate for parks and community gardens throughout Chicago, and will serve as our liaison to one or more community gardens on the West side of Chicago, near the neighborhood of West Humboldt Park. Neighbor Space is particularly interested in water management and in developing ‘rain-harvesting’ furniture or systems. We will discuss the project in more detail at our June 20 orientation.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions about this summer’s program. I look forward to meeting you all soon!
In ACE Design-Build Workshop, General Information on 04.25.2012 at .
COLLEGIATE ASSISTANT WANTED FOR ACE DESIGN BUILD WORKSHOP
ACE is seeking one to two students who have an interest in design, construction, and community development to assist with this year’s summer program. The collegiate assistant will fully participate in the summer Workshop as both a team member and teaching assistant. It is hoped that the selected candidate will help motivate and lead the team through the design-build process, while also assisting the instructors with organizational or administrative tasks. The Workshop runs from June 20 through August 10, meeting M-F from 8am – 12pm at Curie Metro High School on the Southwest side of Chicago. Curie is easily accessible via the CTA Orange line or city buses.
To be eligible for this position, the candidate must have completed at least 1 year of the ACE program and be currently enrolled in a collegiate architecture, construction, or engineering program. There are no further restrictions. Architectural or structural design ability, construction experience, familiarity with 2D and 3D drafting programs, and prior leadership experience are highly desirable; however, it is not expected that one candidate possess an expertise in all areas.
Interested students should email resume and cover letter to ACE DESIGN BUILD DIRECTORS at email@example.com by Saturday, May 05. The cover letter, in addition to highlighting past experience, should include current contact information and provide the year/number of the candidate’s former ACE team. In appreciation for your participation, ACE will provide a one-time college scholarship paid directly to you, for college related expenses such as books and supplies. Award amount is yet to be determined but will not be less than $1,500.
In ACE Design-Build Workshop, General Information on 03.07.2012 at .
Good news to report regarding the 2011 Design Build project- fabrication has finally begun and a mockup review was held this morning with representatives from ACE, the Chicago Department of Transportation, and West Humboldt Park. Photos are displayed above and we hope to see it completed and installed this spring! Congratulations again to the 2011 Design Build Team.
In ACE Design-Build Workshop, General Information on 02.20.2012 at .
Attention ACE students,
Please be reminded that ACE will announce our 2011/2012 internships and scholarships at the final presentations on March 27! Online applications are due by February 27 and we encourage every participating ACE student to apply. Detailed instructions for the on-line scholarship application may be found here - ACE 2012_Scholarship Instructions to Students and the online link is here - http://www.acementor.org/928.
ACE students may apply for an internship, scholarship, and for acceptance to the Design-Build Workshop. The Summer Workshop has a supplementary application that should be completed and turned in to your mentor team leader or completed electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ACE Chicago Summer Workshop_initial application 2012_fillable
In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 08.02.2011 at .
• Student Summary:
During Week 6 we started to create a scale model of our design at 3”=1’, it has been very complicated to accomplish that in the small amount of time we have left. Everything has been coming along, all the hand drawings have been finished or almost finished. Last week Bernie Schmidt came in to talk to us about solar panels. He works for renewable energy alternatives. Bernie talked to us about different types of solar panels, different sizes and he also talked to us about what angle the solar panels need to be to get the most efficiency. After his presentation we had one question, should we change the cube, which will hold the solar panels, from a 45-degree angle to a 35-degree angle? At the end of the week we met with Bob Pancoe, which is the owner of Emco Metal Works. He had a mockup to show us of our design a few adjustments were made, but in the end it was just what we wanted.
• Started building hand model at 3”=1’
• Construction Drawings
o Site plans
o Cube elevations
o Hand Dimensions
• Modeling Team
o Worked on the block details
• Bernie Schmidt
o Works for Renewable Energy Alternatives
o Talked about solar panels
• Different types of solar panels
• $5,000 for both
o Solar panels should be at a 30 degree to 35 degree angle for better results
• Field trip to steel fabricator
o We were given a tour of the shop by Bob Pancoe owner of Emco Metal Works
o Bob had a mockup to show us
• There were a few adjustments
• Height changed from 24’ to 22’
In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 08.02.2011 at .
In week 5 we continued working hard on the two different models. We worked hard on both models and drawings to present them in a way so that the community members could make their decision. On July 19, we had a meeting with the community members and in that meeting both the model of the hands and the person joining the neighborhood were presented. The community members were really impressed by the model of the hands, they liked that the model had lighting, mosaic tiles, and they liked that we modified the arms so that it was more straight rather than spiral. At the end of the meeting, the community members all voted on the design that they wanted to have and the design that they chose for us to continue working on was the model of the hands. On Wednesday we had a guest speaker: Jessica Hogue come talk to us. She is an architect at Smith Gills and works with 3-d Modeling (program she uses is Rhino). She also gave us some help us with the solar panels (recommended that we put the panels 30 degrees facing south).
- Worked on drawings and scale models of both designs
- Community meeting (where the focus design was chosen)
*Guest speaker: Jessica Hogue
- Works as an architect at Smith Gill
-She talked about how she works with 3-d modeling
- Helped us with the solar panels
In ACE Design-Build Workshop on 07.17.2011 at .
Last week we have been working very hard to finish scale models and structural designs for the two models. However, since they haven’t decided which project will proceed to be built, the students on the team will continue to work the same process for both models. Randy Herbsman came in to talk to us about what is good and wrong about our projects. We all took notes and used them to make the designs better. Not only that, we also visited our new site on Pulaski and took some measurements for if the project will be located there. We also visited the Center of Green Technology which gave us ideas about using light.
*Randy Herbsman came in to speak to us
- structural engineer (what he does as a career)
basic structural concepts
- live —> moving
- dead —> no move
Discussion of different structural components
- foundations (system)
- beams and colums
Physics and Math
- 3-6 in diameter steel tubes
- welding will be hard
- 3-4 ft concrete foundation
- steel plates with anchor bolts on top of foundation
Similarities between both projects
- Made of steel
- concrete foundation
- anchor bolts and steel plates
- 3 in for both
- Height and length
- man= 3 foundations while hands= 1 foundation
What we did:
- worked on budget and schedule
- scale models
- structural designs
- visited new site
- visited P.R. flag
- Center of Green Technology