We worked on structure and MEP this week. The students participated in an activity where they have to fit all the necessary duct work, cable trays, light fixture, and structure in the box.
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Another successful week here at Team 3. This week, we worked on building three different structural system: cantilever, long-span, and lateral load. To complete this task, each groups are given a certain amount of material to build the structure and the structure must support a ~3 lbs alien.
Here are some pictures of the three structural system:
Continue to work on the scheme!!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Hi Teams 1, 2, and 3:
Happy Holidays!! Hope things are going great for you and for your teams. Before you break we wanted to send you information on the Chicago Scholars program application process and ask that you give it to the relevant students on your team. Briefly, Chicago Scholars is an organization that we are partnering with that provides students with considerable assistance in getting into college and supports them in various ways throughout their college career. This is something we have always wanted to provide but never had the resources to do so and we are excited about having this opportunity.
There are two attachments – a one page notice you can give to the juniors on your team who meet the criteria to apply, and a second document that gives additional information about Chicago Scholars and their application process. Please give this information to every junior on your team who :
• Lives within the Chicago city limits
• Attends a Chicago high school (public, charter, private or parochial)
• Has a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and a 19 PLAN/ACT score or higher
• Is potentially the first in their families to attend college, has high economic need, and/or comes from otherwise underserved communities
If you don’t know if a student meets these qualifications please err on the side of including them. The DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 31, 2012. We ask that you follow up with the students after break to see if they have applied and offer any help you can in getting them to finish the application process.
Last year, we found out about the program too late for our students to apply. We did get some of our students into the program through a separate process but we had to pay a fee for that which then made us unable to give those students one of our own scholarships. So that is why we would like as many of our students to apply on their own so we can give them additional scholarships from our own funds.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks for ALL that you do for our students!
It’s been awhile since we posted anything. We hope you all are still following this blog. =) This week we worked on our conceptual massing, program of our building, sketches, and physical model. There’s quite a lot of work to be done for next week’s presentation to our “client”, so work hard! As always, if you guys have any questions, feel free to contact.
Check out some of the photos from this week:
Hello Team 3!
We had a wonderful turnout at the first meeting. Thank you to all the students and parents who were able to join us. We started off with orientation, a fun name game, and finished with a spaghetti + marshmallow structure competition. Here are some photo from the last meeting:
Looking forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday Nov. 6!
Just a friendly reminder: Bring your permission slips
This week ACE Team 3 separated into groups that focused on either the architecture, construction, or engineering aspect of the design project. Some students worked on making models in the model shop, while some brainstormed and tested ideas on Google SketchUp. Great work today, everyone! See you next week!
Today was a big day, because students presented their concepts for the building to the client! They had a week to put together a presentation to communicate their designs within a small group or individually. All the students presented outstanding work, from physical models to digital renderings and more! The client chose two designs that students will begin with as a general concept and will then combine all of their ideas to design a beautiful building that fits the program. Next week we will be meeting at CE Anderson, located at 175 N. Franklin (4th Floor). Click here to see directions to CE Anderson. We will learn more about engineering and design integration. Great work, Team 3! See you next week!
Students had the chance to visit the construction site of Ogden International School of Chicago! Team 3 was split into two groups and the Turner Construction mentors gave a little tour of the site. They learned about key aspects of construction and also discussed structural and mechanical elements in the building. Several key words were discussed, from BIM (Building Information Modeling) to CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) and much more. Next week we will be meeting at Turner Construction located on 55 E. Monroe (31st Floor). Thank you for coming and we hope to see you next week!
This week students met at Turner Construction. They played a Career Match Game Show to learn more about ACE professions. By asking three mentors a few questions about their field, students figured out which one was an architect, engineer, and construction manager. The design project was introduced and students brainstormed ideas for the program. This year’s design project is very exciting and is located on a very interesting site in downtown Chicago. After brainstorming, the meeting ended with a challenge: to build the tallest structure out of spaghetti and marshmallows! After a while of discussing ideas, the teams built their structures. The tallest structure won a prize! Thank you all for coming! We’re looking forward to a great ACE season!
- Next week, we will be visiting the site so wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera if you would like to take photos of the site. Meet at corner of Dearborn and Walton, not at Turner. Please bring your permission slip.
- Please email your photo to Leila.Kanar@perkinswill.com (otherwise, we will use your photo from orientation night)
Welcome to the ACE Team 3 page!
ACE Team 3 Mentors are very excited to start a fresh new term with students coming from various high schools throughout the city. Orientation was a success at the School of the Art Institute. Students learned about scholarships and internships that will be awarded at the end of the year during the final team presentation day. Team 3 students met their mentors, which consist of professionals from Perkins + Will (architecture), Turner Construction Company (construction), Primera (mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineers), and CE Anderson (structural engineers). ACE Team 3 played a game of Two Truths and a Lie so that students and mentors could get to know each other.
Each ACE Team will be working on a specific design project and throughout the term, students will be learning about architecture, construction, and engineering through presentations and activities. Team 3 mentors have some fun activities planned for the term. There will be a scavenger hunt, a trip to the University of Illinois in Urbana, Champaign (UIUC) and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and much more.
As mentioned during the orientation, this program is technically not free. Students must bring an open mind along with the desire to learn new things.
Check back on this page to see what ACE Team 3 is up to!