The Design Build Studio at NC State University's School of Architecture is a cherished tradition. The 2016 Summer Project is located at the campus of North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) as part of their new Discovery Garden geared toward kids and families. The program requirements include a garden tool storage with a small outdoor classroom. The design studio created a pavilion that is beautiful, structurally expressive, functional, safe, accessible, family-friendly, and durable that is affectionabely called "Rock Bottom".
Collaborated with 16 other students to determine final concept, design, materials, and methods. This included a design charrette, team proposals, studio presentation of ideas and discussion, and full scale detail mock-ups.
Worked with a team of 4 students to organize, cut, transport, and brace board-form onsite for concrete pour after rebar was in place and footings were poured. We also worked with a concrete consultant on site to verify our methods would avoid a blow-out. We were successful.
Worked with a team of 2 students with a blow torch to char, clean, and seal reused board-form to create the charred siding that wraps the garden storage. Approximately 500 feet of reused board was included in the total 1100 feet of 2x6 boards that were prepared.
Worked with a team of 3 students to design, organize, cut, and finish all storage shelves and tool hooks on the interior of the garden storage. Work was done at the College of Design Materials lab and transported to the site for installation.