Week Four, July 16, 2010 Structures & CDs

Student Summary: On week four we started off with two lectures. Matt .B and Matt.D showed up at Curie on monday to talk about materials, and structures. From there the design team started finalizing the concept plans for the shed. The build team putting the final walls for the physical model for the 1/4″ scale model. And started …

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Week Two, July 01, 2010 Conceptual Site Design

Student Summary: To start off our week we were given two interesting PowerPoint presentations by two professional landscape architects. They informed us on the major points of both landscape architecture and the relationships between clients and the communities. Both presentations helped us further realize the amount of thought has to go into every design plan. Over this …

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Week Two, June 30, 2010 _Team T-shirt Design

Instructor Summary: The design and ‘fabrication’ of a team shirt was used to illustrate the steps required in working with material fabricators during the building process.  The lesson intended to illustrate the several steps required between concept design (where students presented hand drawn designs in their sketchbooks) and fabrication/delivery of the t-shirts.  The winning designer …

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Week One, June 26, 2010 Center for Green Technology

Student Summary: The Chicago Center for Green Technology was once a Brownfield- An illegal dump that stored tons of environmentally harmful waste.  However, it is now a leader in how to effectively use natural power such as solar and geothermal energy.  Thanks to the kind staff, we were given a tour to help obtain and stimulate ideas …

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Week One, June 25, 2010 Ujima Garden Site Visit

Student Summary: On June 25th the ACE Mentor Program took a trip to Ujima Garden to view the site of our 2010 Summer Design Workshop client.  After reviewing and surveying the site we had several questions about the site.  Upon arriving on site we noticed the entrance gate was farther back the earlier anticipated.  We also …

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Week One, June 24, 2010 Academy for Global Citizenship

Student Summary: Not only are these kids learning their ABC’s, they are also learning the essentials to live a healthy life. They garden, do yoga, and they also eat healthy food which is grown from their own garden. When we first arrived, we were greeted by Founder & Executive Producer Sarah Elizabeth Ippel. We were  …

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