At Team 5’s fourth meeting the students applied all they have learned so far from the different architecture, structure and construction management disciplines with a design build activity. They had to buy materials within a limited budget, design and build a building to scale considering specific site issues and support the weight of a graphic […]

Upon Team 5’s first visit at the architects’, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, office they were gifted with Field Notes sketchbooks. In their new sketchbooks they practiced architecturally documenting various fruits and vegetables in plan, section and elevation. When they weren’t sketching they were learning the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems from Lend Lease. […]

Attention Students:  Please join ACE on our annual campus visit to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, coming up Saturday March 10.  The trip is free to all ACE students and includes travel by coach bus, breakfast, lunch and a fantastic and informative tour for all students planning to attend college. We will be hosted upon […]

ACE Students, An optional field trip to IIT’s campus has been arranged for next Friday, November 18, from noon to 4pm.  Students will meet with ACE mentors and IIT faculty on campus; we will tour architecture studios, engineering classrooms, student dorms and other campus buildings.  To sign up for the trip, or for more information, […]

 Attention Students:  Please join ACE on our annual campus visit at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, coming up Saturday March 12.  The trip is free to all ACE students and includes travel by coach bus, breakfast, lunch and a fantastic and informative tour for all students planning to attend college. We will be hosted upon arrival by […]

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 […]

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. [slideshow] Reminders: […]