As the days go on, we are making steady progress. Our design is continuing to change as we build models and create construction documents. This is a good thing because we are starting to really grasp what will and will not work and we are tailoring the fine details to our clients needs. Since Friday … Continue reading

An Uphill Battle

Meeting all of the needs and wants of clients, compromising, time constraints, financial limitation, due dates; these represent an unfavorably sloped hill. Coming up with a structure or landscape design that is fitting for your site, is the large boulder in that the designer pushes up the steep hill. The designer is Sisyphus. Despite things seeming … Continue reading

Materials and Final Details

After meeting with Enough Pie and the First African Evangelical Church on Tuesday we gained some new perspectives and ideas on our shade pavilion design. We have decided that we are going to use an aluminum composite material (ACM) for the roofing of the structure. There were a few concerns from our clients on this … Continue reading

Preparing for Review

Today we are working on having prices, materials, and construction details ready for review with Redux and the contractors that are currently working in the space. This past week has been used to figure out the construction details and exactly how the pieces will fit together. Some of the problems we worked out were a track … Continue reading

Meeting Results

As some of you have seen in earlier blog post, we had a meeting with Redux today to discuss final designs or design ideas about the individual sections we focused on.  The feedback we got today was probably the most important we have gotten since it was actually on our finalized designs.  Also, in the … Continue reading

Narrowing The Design

After our meeting with Redux this past Friday we were able to use their feedback to guide our design processes over the weekend. This enabled us to come to studio today prepared and ready to move forward in our designs. We used today mainly as a workday for everyone to dive deeper into their designs … Continue reading

Charette Time

Today in studio we narrowed down ideas even more since the last meeting with the folks at Redux.  We took their responses and narrowed down our focus into five sections.  These five sections we narrowed down to are moveable walls, reception desk, bar, stage and outside signage.  The way we did this is we would … Continue reading

Goals, Goals, Goals

After the client meeting things have really started to speed up.  We are starting to hit hard on prioritizing and dissecting the information we received in the meeting.  The group prioritized what they client really wanted and also project ideas that would be ideal for our studio.  We also began to look at ways we … Continue reading