Sep '06 - Aug '08
Spring semester officially began a week ago. I'm once again a full time student, taking 12 credit hours this semester, on top of working 40 hours a week. Looks like I'm going to be busy. My class line up is as follows:
Integrated Design Studio 4 - Tod Stevens/Cornell Mays
Structures 4 - Edmond Megerian
Environmental Control Systems 1 - Janice Means
In studio this semester, we will be focusing on the ACSA competition "Preservation as Provocation: Re-designing Saarinen's Cranbrook Academy of Art." The program calls for a 9,770 sq. ft. addition to the library and a 53,580 sq. ft. addition to the museum. The competition will be juried by Tod Williams, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and Marja-Ritta Norri. Originally, we had plans of doing the AISC Steel Competition, but everyone does the steel competition. I think this will work out in our favor, as Cranbrook is right in our back yard, and we can make many site visits. Althought I've been to Cranbrook many times before, I took a trip there yesterday to re-familiarize myself with the school and its buildings.