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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 13, 2018 at 9:26 pm

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Class photos – Spring 2018

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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm

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Spring 2018 – Projects, % Course Grade

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2018 ARE320L Intro to Design 2 students:
We ended up making adjustments to the Spring Course mid-stream this year, mainly due to our excitement about engaging the new EER Makerstudio 3D-printing lab and the shift to a non-Revit high-rise project.

Below is the adjusted list of graded activities and % weights, which are reflected in the grades in the UT Canvas sytem.

(adjusted)
GRADED COURSE ACTIVITIES AND PERCENTAGE OF GRADE:

Attendance 10%
In-class productivity / group participation 15%
Train station MEP 5%

Train station renderings (VisCom) 25%
3D-print sample and experiments 5%
High-rise Preliminary Design: 5%

High-rise Sketches and 3D-printed model: 25%
Student CV, Web-portfolio and Sketch-portfolio: 10%

 

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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

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High-Rise project – congratulations + Last items.

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What an effort by both studios –
Thank you everyone, and if there are still things finishing up, hang in there and keep the momentum going !

Next 1-1/2 weeks:
The Student Show (really a celebration and networking event for you) is just around the corner.   Friday April 27th (see SaveTheDate email sent last week).  I think our time will be best spent as follows:

This coming W,Th: 
We are taking a break for 3 hours to expose you to the basics of Parametric Design (hands-on).  Our friends at HDR-Dallas and Cade have prepared an in-class tutorial for you.  Cade will be running this Wednesday and Thursday.  Please arrive in class on-time.

Th,Fri
I will also be showing you how to scan/dress-up a sketch in PhotoShop (10min. demo Th, Fri)

Friday Noon Lecture:
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David Horos is flying down from SOM Chicago
to visit with us in studio (Friday Noon Lecture Series) – he will give a lecture to you about high-rise design.  Please arrive on-time or early Friday.  David is a Director in the Structural Engineering group at SOM and UT CAEE alum.
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Over-the-weekend and next week M,T,W,Th: 
Let’s keep it easy next week as we prepare for the show:  I think we should:
1.  Gather sketches from all of your projects, scan the best ones.
2.  Assemble a concise summary of your group high-rise project (one per group).  This would be a stapled set of scanned/printed sketches/text to describe your high-rise project to Student Show visitors.
3. Mount your train-station renderings to foam-core.

New thought:
I would like to photograph you in your high-rise groups, standing with your model.  We will use these for the Student Show at your exhibit locations, to identify which high-rise you were responsible for.   More about that soon –

Thanks again for all of the great work this semester! – especially for the extra effort that is going into this 3d-printed high-rise experiment!

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Written by Gregory Brooks

April 18, 2018 at 4:18 am

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Getting Started: High-Rise Neighborhood

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DUE this Monday / Tuesday at beginning of class:  Preliminary ideas for each high-rise group.  (written ideas and/or sketches – to be exhibited and discussed in class). 

We have begun our high-rise design process with the following steps:

1.  Researched examples of high-rise design (images posted on wall in studio).
2.  Divided up into high-rise groups of 3 or 2 students each.
3.  Begun discussion about how Public/Private partnerships can offer new patterns in high-rise neighborhoods.
4.  You have been given a generic site for now: 250’x250′ buildable area, centered on a 300’x300′ block.  No height limit.

DUE BEGINNING OF CLASS MON/TUES:
IDEAS.

5. You have been asked to show progress as a group in exploring what a “Neighborhood-In-The-Sky” could be utilizing the idea of Public / Private partnerships, similar to current horizontal city neighborhoods.  This is a quick brainstorming exercise.

DUE this Monday / Tuesday at beginning of class:  Preliminary ideas for each high-rise group.  (written ideas, diagrams, sketches, anything – to be exhibited and discussed in class).

NEXT STEPS THIS WEEK, BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SPRING BREAK:
PRELIMINARY MASSING SKETCHES OF RADICALS (11X17)
AND
3D-PRINTED MASSING MODEL OF YOUR GROUP’S PRELIMINARY DESIGN..

6. Sketches you should develop this week are:
– Hand-written Program – list of what is included in your block and areas (SF)
– Rough-Sketched, to scale, Views A and/or ViewB
– Rough-Sketched Building Section(s), to scale, (Multiple radicals please!)
– Rough-Sketched single-line Plan Diagrams, to scale, exploring what program elements are where.
PLEASE USE SAME SCALE FOR ALL DRAWINGS.

7. 3D-printed massing model of your groups Preliminary Design (Scale: 1″ = 100′).

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Tip:
If you have not already done so, here’s a good Google Search phrase:
high-rise living future
(you might find some articles or videos to supplement your original image searches and inspire your thinking).

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 5, 2018 at 1:22 am

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Tutorial: How to PLOT renderings

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For use on the 2nd floor plotter – please PLOT your 4 images:

  1.  Exploded Oblique
  2.  Compressed Oblique (same view angle please!)
  3. Street view perspective.
  4. Building Section perspective.

    UPDATE: watch out for the “fit picture to frame” (box to check/uncheck) in LAST step before printing – if your poster does not preview at that time, try unchecking or checking it to see if it shows up –

Tutorial on how to get the PLOTTER thru the print sequence (3 pages):
tutpr

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm

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This Friday – PAE visiting! – from West Coast offices.

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All ArchE upperclassmen welcome !   Please join PAE for a Noon-Lecture at 12:00 + Design Challenge 1-3pm.

We will be in the DATUM LAB for both events this coming Friday 16 February.

See poster here.

PAE guests:
Alan Shepherd – Principal Engineer (PAE San Francisco)
Dave Williams – Principal Engineer (PAE Portland)
Karina Bonin – Mechanical Engineer UT Grad (PAE Portland)
Callen Holguin- Mechanical Engineer UT Grad (PAE Seattle)
Adam LaRue – Electrical Engineer UT Grad (PAE Seattle).

 

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 14, 2018 at 2:52 am

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