Today was the first day of class. For studio this semester, I will be doing a thesis on sustainable communities, which will apply to the Market Viability contest of the Solar Decathlon. I will be sitting under Joe Wheeler and Bob Dunay, who have worked on the previous VT SD houses and also took a group of students to the Milan Furniture Fair.
The class that I'm most excited about this semester is Book Arts. It's a professional elective, where we make books! This class will be such a great prep for my thesis documentation next year, and will give me great ways to express my thesis in a way that applies to my interests.
C U P is having a big exhibition on Sunday at Cowgill Lobby (5pm - Blacksburg) to showcase the different competitions we've done over the last year. C U P is a collaboration of faculty (Associate Professor and 4/5 year chair, Terry Surjan) and students ranging from 1st to 5th year. What would you do with the Breuer tower?, City of the Future, Suitcase Pavilion, CityRacks, and RBR 360 will be exhibited. We're also giving a sneak-peek of our Pillow Cloud Construction, which will serve as the entrance to WIRED NextFest in Chicago in September.