Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's midterm!!!

By Tim Shotts
We've all been working like mad past week to solidify our work from the past eight weeks. We grads have split into two sites for master planning of Chicago's Near West Side and Grand Rapids' downtown. We started the semester researching typologies of transit and housing, continued with researching the history of our sites, conducted case study analyses of housing types, and finally brought all of this semester' work together to form an master plan scheme and begin to design a new building for our site.
Concurrent with studio, Thad Heckman is keeping us grounded in zoning regulations while encouraging us to have fun with our designs and push the boundaries of what's possible.

Here are some photos of my group's site model...

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There's a lot of work left to be done. It's only going to become more fast-paced as we move forward into design development for our buildings and keep the masterplan in a continual state of flux.
Grad school happenings: part II
Dr. Davey is offering a trip to the Dominican Republic during Spring break. We'll be working with the Green Brigade to help the community.
Course credit: triple check!
IDP credit: check!
Spring break in a beautiful country: check!
Passport: check!
Adventure: check!

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