For the past few weeks, we have continued to work on our group project – a sports museum on Northerly Island. We had to skip a week due to severe weather, but we picked up right where we left off the next week.

The two architecture groups have developed floor plans for the entire building and discussed the exterior shape and material of the museum. This week the architecture groups teamed up to learn Revit Architecture, a powerful software program that can model 3D buildings and spaces.

The architecture team gets hands-on learning with Revit Architecture.

The architecture team gets hands-on learning with Revit Architecture.

The engineering group has spent two weeks covering structural engineering topics. We divided in half in order to get more details on our two areas of structural design – the building column layout and the bridge deck design.

The engineering group uses push pins and rubber bands to represent the column and beam layout for the building.

The engineering group uses push pins and rubber bands to represent the column and beam layout for the building.

The construction group talked about scheduling this week after completing a site logistics plan in previous weeks. They also got a quick tour of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s in-house model shop.

The construction group discusses a schedule by representing various construction tasks with sticky notes.

The construction group discusses a schedule by representing various construction tasks with sticky notes.