ACE Team 2 Week 9 – January 23, 2017 This week team 2 gained a good feeling for massing and made valuable progress toward floor plan development. Mentor Andrea started off the session with a lesson on massing and programming by showing the students a 3D printed model of the Woodlawn project area. These models are […]

ACE Team 2 Week 8 – January 16, 2017 Team 2 returned to their childhood roots this weekend with a trip to the Lego Lab at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The group started off with an activity to get their creativity flowing. First, everyone was give 1 minute to create a duck out of legos. Then, […]

ACE Team 2 Week 7 – January 9, 2017 Team 2 had an exciting week. Film crews for the ACE special came to observe the meeting, and many students and mentors were called in for interviews. While interviews were going on, the team made a lot of progress toward developing the CIRT site. Agenda of the […]

ACE Team 2 Week 6 – December 19, 2017 In a slight change of plans, Team 2 moved up college night. The construction site tour originally planned was cancelled because of politics between the owner and the city of Chicago. The timing worked out well though, with many of the students in team 2 either in the […]

ACE Team 2 Week 5 – December 12, 2017  This week Team 2 made some great progress toward developing and programming the site for the CIRT competition. The group started out discussing research done as homework. Students conducted a site analysis on the Woodlawn area to see what the area was in need of. They came up with […]

ACE Team 2 Week 4 – December 5, 2017 This week team 2 had the great opportunity to tour the Chicago Architecture Center. Celebrating its Biennial, the exhibition is currently the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity in these fields. 141 practitioners are features from more than 20 countries, […]

ACE Team 2 Meeting 3 – November 28, 2017 This week ACE Team 2 had their first introduction to the construction management portion of the industry. Construction managers aim to build a quality product while minimizing money and time spent. On a daily basis, construction managers have to respond to problems and changes with the […]

ACE Team 2 Meeting 2 – November 14, 2017 Team 2 had a very informative second meeting this week. While the group was eating dinner, HDR gave a presentation about site analysis and its importance in selecting locations and developing designs. Zach showed an example of a site analysis for Goose Island in Chicago. The analysis […]

ACE Team 2 Meeting 1: November 7, 2017 This week, Team 2 met for the first time at HDR’s office. After a quick pizza dinner, each mentor firm gave a brief presentation about their company, types of projects they work on, past projects, and fun facts about the mentors. The represented firms are HDR for architecture, […]