3/30/2015

From a very young age, we were taught to use brainstorming as a tool for gathering ideas and thoughts— the more ideas we can pump out, the better. (image 1) It also came with conditions: no judgment, evaluation or criticism of team members because it made people self-conscious. This is a helpful tool in getting things started but too many ideas, especially bad ones, can impede real progress. The thing about brainstorming is that it gets you to a basic starting point and then leaves you with a cluttered mess. Imagine going through this process in a dynamic and complex... (more)

3/28/2015

There are 3 schedules involved in a project and none of them are ever concrete. There is a printed schedule that anticipates allotted time for each task and milestone, a schedule that factors in setbacks as they happen, and a schedule that the team follows.  This last one changes daily. Though the schedule produced by myself, the schedule manager, is set in ink, it is not followed through step by step, in order, or on time. 

 

As the scheduler for the JOCO Pavilion team I have done my best to anticipate the amount of time needed to complete... (more)

3/10/2015

Architecture is a field that, at times, seems to be driven by ego. However, it is important to leave the ego aside and get down to the true essence of architecture—designing something that is meaningful. The idea of ‘designing new on indigenous lands’ is coming to light and gaining architectural significance. When most people think of new design on indigenous land, they presumably think of casinos or some other intrusion of Western culture. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, approaches housing on Native Lands with “boxes painted with horrendous pastel colors …. And they believe there is not a need... (more)

3/24/2015

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Starting from a young age women are raised to believe that they are built to be a house wife and raise a plethora of children, but when reflecting upon the Millennial generation, the shift between gender stereotypes has produced a pronounced difference. Now, women are seen as up and coming competitors to our male counterparts. As young, ambitious women motivated to compete with males for leadership positions, we see ourselves stepping outside our comfort zone. Within the architecture field the male/female ratio has been... (more)

3/10/2015

Being architecture students, we have been exposed to detail drawings, typically through internship, or previous studio projects. However, as construction on the JoCo Pavilion begins, we have gained a new appreciation for details, understanding of materials, construction, and cross studio collaboration.

 

The JoCo Pavilion started as a design from el dorado inc, that was later taken over by the Design+Make studio in attempt to finish out detailing, and reconfiguration of glulam beams fabricated for King Louie West... (more)