The Design Project – Production Time!

What: Production for the competition!
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, February 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:

PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION!

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Important Files:

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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, February 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Production Time!

What: Graphics Presentation and Production for the competition!
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, February 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:

PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION!

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1. COLLABORATION IMAGE

2. SAINT GALLERY CONCEPT SKETCH


 

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PRESENTATION + REPRESENTATION


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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, February 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Production Time!

 

What: Basic Structural Elements PK / Teamwork towards achieving milestones & client comments / OLD BUILDING & NEW BUILDING Presentations
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, February 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:

This week Mentor Stacy presented about structures basics and we touched on professional liability.

Students continued to design and work through new problems. Project Managers held their weekly meeting to discuss coordination between the groups.

At the conclusion of the meeting, OLD BUILDING & NEW BUILDING presented their work.

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Important Files:

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS!!!!!

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20!

ACE 2017 Chicago Scholarship Application Instructions


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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, February 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – A Visit from the CLIENT

Those who have learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. -Charles Darwin

What: Project Schedule PK / Teamwork towards achieving milestones & client comments / SITE & NEW BUILDING Presentations
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, February 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:

This week Mentor Carrie presented about project scheduling while students enjoyed some pizza! 🍕 Also, Mentor Danny introduced to the students quick imagery to show how an architect might go about treating the old and new together – not necessarily treating this project as a preservation but as a restoration or rehabilitation- one where the existing building is allowed to be somewhat manipulated by the new and vice versa.

The groups broke out to continue developing designs and coordinating materials, ideas, and information. New building needed to reconsider the giant building that was created by putting the building behind and canteliebering over the old building. New and Old building groups needed to collaborate and compromise in order to reconfigure the program to work better for both parts of the building – now conceived as one. The program division was settled and now both groups can move forward with an appropriate amount of program. Construction and Structural groups will also be able to nail down some details and numbers for the new design. At the conclusion of the meeting, SITE & NEW BUILDING presented their work.

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Important Files:

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Assembling a Project Schedule – Copy


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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, February 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Team Milestones and Presentations 

Architecture is bound to situation… the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link to what a building can be. -Steven Holl

What: Budget PK / Teamwork towards achieving milestones & client comments / NEW BUILDING & STRUCTURES Presentations
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, January 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why: First, the students learned about a project budget while enjoying dinner. Then, the teams broke out and kept moving forward towards old and new milestones and more client comments. Collaboration is key to success, and by now everyone must realize that compromise is also key to solving the problem at hand. The design is ever changing. Upon further investigation, the concern is that the new building can no longer cantilever above the existing because it would require too much building to get that high and not enough program. There’s talk of possibly penetrating through the old building. the conversation will continue next week!


Important Files:

Assembling a Project Budget

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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, February 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Team Milestones and Presentations

Design is thinking made visible – Saul Bass

What: Structures PK / Teamwork towards achieving milestones & client comments / OLD BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION Presentations
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, January 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why: Materials engineer Mentor gave an overview PK presentation on the basics of structures including connections, materials, and forces. Pros and cons of each construction material were given. Refer to the document below for the presentation.

Each group set out to complete their milestones, see below for document.

CONSTRUCTION, SITE, NEW BUILDING, OLD BUILDING, & STRUCTURE.

Well done adhering to the milestones & solving the client’s problems & concerns! Onward we march as we continue the design process. OLD BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION presented at the end of the session.

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Important Files:

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Blog Quiz:

Pick a material from the materials presentation. Find a real world example. Take a photo and describe it’s characteristics. Send all deliverables to lindsay.boley@stantec.com by this Thursday to get a prize!!


Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, January 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Program & Teams

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen

What: The Design Process: Programming & Team Division
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, January 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:
At this meeting, things were a bit more relaxed as it was right before the holidays. Mentor Baine gave an overview PK presentation on programming and the initial design process. Mentor Yao gave a presentation on sustainability. Then the continuation of a programming excercise allowed us to make semi finalized decisions regarding what programs and where each might reside in reference to the existing St. Boniface Church. The students were then divided into groups – CONSTRUCTION, SITE, NEW BUILDING, OLD BUILDING, & STRUCTURE. Each week moving forward will have deliverables assigned to a group and set alternating presentations that will allow everyone to know the progress of all of the groups!

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Important Files:

Sustainability-PK

See Design Process PK from last week.


Blog Quiz:

Describe a museum that you’ve been in before. Provide photos if available. If you haven’t been in one, look one up online and describe its character and how you think the space is experienced. Imagine! Send all deliverables to lindsay.boley@stantec.com by this Thursday to get a prize!!


Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, January 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Brain Storm

Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.   -Steve Jobs

What: The Design Process: Programming
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, December 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:
At this meeting, things were a bit more relaxed as it was right before the holidays. Mentor Baine gave a PK presentation on the design process. Then a programming exercise helped the students moved forward with the design of an art school / gallery / entertainment venue in the St. Boniface Church.

 


Important Files:

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Blog Quiz:
Research and find 2 great examples of an entertainment venue, 2 great examples of a gallery, and 2 great examples of an art school. Send images and a description of each to lindsay.boley@stantec.com by this Thursday to get a prize!!


Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, January 12, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Design Project – Site Analysis

The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building. – Louis Kahn

What: Site Analysis Petcha Ketcha Presentations & Design Charette
Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
When: Thursday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why: 
First, there were two Petcha Ketcha presentations on Site Analysis. Then, the students were broken into 5 groups that performed site analysis on 3 different sites to choose from to be combined with 1 of 3 programs. The site choices were St. Boniface Church, the Ebony/Jet Building, and the Damen Silos. And the program choices included a school, an entertainment venue, and a museum. The most popular group choices were the St. Boniface Church and Damen Silos with Art School / Museum / Entertainment combo. Each group had to present to a client chosen by the mentors. This client judged the presentations based on feasible and sustainable ideas, a convincing argument, and a clear idea represented by excellent presentation skills. Group 4 won the competition, and now we will move forward with this design – An art school / gallery / entertainment venue in the St. Boniface Church. Not to worry other groups, all of your ideas can influence this design to become something that everyone feels like they had a part in!


Important Files:

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Blog Quiz:
Do a site analysis of St. Boniface Church to familiarize yourself with the project, especially if your group chose another site. This will catch everyone up to understanding the site we are working with. Print out an aerial map of the  chosen site. Write on it. Where is the sun throughout the day? Wind? Public transportation? Pedestrian and Vehicular traffic? Research the building. Jot info down. What’s in the area – businesses, residential etc? Find images of the site. Scan or take a photo of your work and send to lindsay.boley@stantec.com by this Thursday to get a prize!! 


Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, December 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Site Visit

The road to success is always under construction.   -Lily Tomlin

What: Site Visit
Where: Southgate Market, South Canal Street
When: Thursday, December 08, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Why:
The students learned about the construction industry at a real site, and went on a scavenger hunt to find different construction elements.


Important Files:

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Blog Quiz:
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Next Meeting Where: Stantec, 224 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400
Next Meeting When: Thursday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 pm