These weeks of ACE were busy in production. Meeting at CannonDesign’s office both weeks, students further developed plans and ideas in Revit for the each of the program types. Additionally, new groups were arranged to address Sustainability, Logistics, Structure, Landscape & Branding/Presentation. Each group (program & additional groups) consisted of 3-4 students with 1-2 mentors […]

This week, students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office to further develop their programmed spaces through structural decisions and application of ideas into BIM. Engineers from Thornton Tomasetti gave a presentation on common structural systems and the different effects varying loads can have on those structures. The students compared steel building systems to concrete systems, discussing benefits […]

This week, students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office to further explore space planning and site strategies for their school. Precedent images of applicable program spaces such as Student Hubs, Maker-Labs, Admin Support/Dining and Bio-Tech Classrooms were presented by mentors from CannonDesign, as well as a massing and adjacency survey that helped students reimagine which […]

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office. As an introduction to program and massing, a presentation was given by mentors from Mortensen and CannonDesign highlighting the importance of coordination between design and the engineers. The engineers shared information about file sharing, Integrated Project Delivery, and 3D model as it pertains to building massing. After this […]

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  CannonDesign organised for a speaker to present their research and master plan ideas for the Great Rivers Chicago project to the students.  After the presentation the students were divided into 5 groups to develop program ideas for the proposed project. The five groups were: Bio-Tech Maker-Lab Site […]

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  The students were divided into groups.  Each group brainstormed program ideas that they would like to have in the proposed school project.  Each group discussed they type of spaces and special facilities they wanted to have in the proposed project.  Once they had a list of programs, […]

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  The students were divided into 5 groups to analyse the site.  Each group was given a topic to investigate about the site. The 5 groups were: Sustainability Adjacency History Vegetation Opportunities Each group then presented their site analysis to the rest of the students. During the second […]

Students and mentors met at Mortenson’s site office.  Mortenson’s gave a presentation on the construction project, giving detail history of the master plan, client, phase of the project and building use.  The students were then divided into two groups; The first group toured the site and learnt about the opportunities and challenges of the project. […]

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office.  During the first hour the Mentors gave a presentation on Colleges and life after High School.  Different types of colleges,  Study programs for each field (architecture, engineering and construction management), community colleges, study abroad programs and Undergrad, Masters and PhD programs were all discussed.  During the second hour, the students were […]