ACE Team 4

TEAM 4 – WEEK 1

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office.  CannonDesign, Thornton Tomasetti and Mortenson gave presentations on the role of Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers. CannonDesign’s presentation focused on the role of an Architect.  Projects of varying sectors and scales were presented to show the different level of responsibility, engagement and coordination that is involved within different projects. Thornton Tomasetti presented …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 10

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office.  Thornton Tomasetti gave a presentation on structures to the students. Students met in the their groups and colored their foam blocks and strengthened their models and continued to explore and discuss ideas about what levels each of the programs should be situated.  Students also discussed structures and core location for the building.  At then end of the …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 9

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign’s office.  CannonDesign explained the Scholarship process and forms to the students to encourage students to submit their forms on time.  Students then met in the same groups from the previous week to discuss ideas and develop their ideas three dimensionally by building foam blocks. Students developed foam blocks at 1/8″ scale and discussed best adjacencies and floor layouts in …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 8

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  CannonDesign gave a presentation to the students to show precedents of the different types of programs and the variety of scale that could be built.  The students were then divided into 6 teams each representing a different program. Team 1: Kitchen / Culinary Lab Team 2: Gym / …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 7

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  Two activities were arranged for the students. The first activity was arranged to teach the students about project management.  Students were divided into teams.  Each team was given a budget and a brief.  Teams were required to build the tallest tower possible that was able to hold a stack …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 6

Students and mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  Students were divided into five teams to explore the opportunities of the Site and Program.  Each team was allocated a different category to explore program opportunities. Team 1: Perform Team 2: Collaborate Team 3: Play Team 4: Relax Team 5: Make Once each team had come up with …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 4

Students and Mentors met at Thornton Tomasetti’s office.  Mortenson construction presented a project to the students to teach them about Construction sites, the logistics that need to be considered for building construction.  Students were placed in groups and each group had to discuss and draw where they were going to locate, Site entry points, access …

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TEAM 4 – Week 3

The students and Mentors met at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, where the students learned about the process of design.  Students and mentors sat around tables with endless supplies of LEGO.  Each person was asked to make a duck in 3 minutes using Lego pieces.  The students then presented their duck to the rest of the team.  The next exercise was …

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TEAM 4 – WEEK 2

Students and mentors met at CannonDesign office. During the first hour, each of the firms (Mortenson, Thornton Tomasetti, CannonDesign and GSA) explained the type of work involved in each field.  In the second hour, the students were taken to the Chicago Architectural Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center.  Each student was given a worksheet, which …

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