In our previous ACE session we split into three groups and discussed the building program. From our previous discussion we came to the conclusion to design a residence tower for college students in the neighborhood. We pulled out three large white boards and started jotting down ideas. Everyone did a great job in listing a number of different building programs they would like to see in their final project.
It was exciting to see the groups take the exercise a step further. Groups sorted the program into public, private, or service sector; and took into consideration the program relationship to the building elevation and site context. Everyone did a great job selling their building program to each other. It looks like we have a number of future developers in the team. We will proceed with placing the program into the building; and finding program relationships using diagrams, plans, and sections in our next exercise.