A Journey to Hampton, Virginia: Part One

October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Cat French presenting her group’s work

On Friday, September 28th, the [3rd] year studio presented to our studio and professors Travis Hicks and Stoel Burrowes, as well as guest speaker Christina Nguyen, an architect and designer, our ideas and visions to be applied to the Canopy House project for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. This is a joint project with both Hampton University and Old Dominion University in Virginia.

The themes, concepts, and strategies were wide ranging – from lines and organic forms, to rain forests and canopies, even universal design for all meeting ADA requirements. Many had different ideas for materials and many aspects were similar between the designs. This presentation was a preparation for a trip to Hampton University on October 1st to present to the entire architectural and engineering teams involved with the Canopy House from both schools IARc is working alongside with the other schools on this project.

Professors Travis Hicks, Stoel Burrowes and guest Christina Nguyen critiquing the work of the students.

It has been a very exciting project so far, and many are looking forward to presenting their work and getting feedback from the entire Tidewater Team. So for now, bon voyage, and off to Hampton, Virginia the [3rd] years go.

To be Continued…

– Written by Cory Odell, [3rd] year student

– Photos by Katie Moyer, [3rd] year student


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