In ACE Team 5 on 01.24.2011 at .
This week we worked in teams to develop the building mass of our ideal school. Foam blocks representing the program spaces were arranged in a variety of schemes. We discussed how to group areas of program based on function of spaces, circulation between spaces, views and daylighting, and location within the project site. After presenting each of the schemes there were many similarities between both teams’ ideas. We now have lots of good ideas to develop the building further in the next few weeks!
This week’s reminders:
Bring any sketches you may have worked on as you thought about the building’s form and materials this week.
In ACE Team 5 on 11.20.2010 at .
This week on Team 5 we met at Halvorson and Partners, toured their office, and got to see a little more about what engineers do every day. We also had a brainstorming activity to start defining the program of our design project.
We are not meeting on Nov. 24th – Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!
Our next meeting on December 1st is at the Bovis construction site at Lake & Wells. Please remember your permission slips or you will not be allowed to tour the site.
In ACE Team 5 on 11.17.2010 at .
This week, Team 5 went to the location of our design project. The project site is located along the river near the intersection of Harrison & Wells. After visiting the site, observing existing conditions, and taking photos, the team headed back to the office and completed a site analysis that will help to guide future design decisions.
Our next meeting is at Halvorson and Partners at 600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 650
Bring your ideas/sketches/pictures to explain what you would change or what you really like about your school.
In ACE Team 5 on 11.09.2010 at .
What is Construction Management all about? Well last week we met for our second meeting at the office of Bovis Lend Lease to find out. Mentors explained what the roles of construction managers are and the processes they go through in order to get a building constructed on time and under budget. Students learned the differences between the project manager, quality control manager, safety manager, and laborer by participating in a role simulation game. The objective of the game was to combine yellow and blue colored water to most closely match the control cup’s shade of green water (responsibility of the quality control manager) while spilling as little as possible (responsibility: safety manager), finishing quickly (responsibility: project manager), and perform the work skillfully and correctly (responsibility: laborer).
CM Role Simulation
Reminder: Our next meeting on November 10th is to visit our project site. We will be meeting at State and Congress (by the Harold Washington Library) at 4:30pm.
Also, remember to be thinking/sketching/writing/photographing ideas you have on what would make an ideal school.
In ACE Team 5 on 10.21.2010 at .
Welcome to ACE Team 5!
We met for the ACE student orientation this week at the School of the Art Institute. Students were introduced to the ACE program and found out what fun things are in store for them this year! This year we will be taking a tour of a construction site here in Chicago, learn what architecture, construction, and engineering professionals do all day, and will design a project of our own to present at the end of the program.
Mentors and students introduced themselves by playing a game of 20 questions to guess the architecture/construction/engineering related photo stuck to their forehead. It was clear that we had a great group of students when they were all able to guess their photo (some of the mentors did not).
If you are assigned to Team 5 and were not able to make it to the orientation, please take a look at the Team 5 schedule and join us for our first meeting at Bovis Lend Lease (One N. Wacker Drive, Suite 850) on Wednesday, October 27th at 4:30pm.
ACE TEAM 5 Schedule
ACE Team 5 Mentor Information/Firm Locations
Team 5 Contacts:
HOK: BickVanh Cam firstname.lastname@example.org
Bovis Lend Lease: Chris Brooks email@example.com
Halvorson and Partners: Randy Herbstman firstname.lastname@example.org
**please contact the host office if you are running late to a meeting