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Meg Schubert

Meg Schubert

Denver, CO, US

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finished front of house (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished front of house (photography by Liam Frederick)
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Drachman Design Build Coalition, House No. 6

The Drachman Design Build Coalition, a non-profit organization at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture + Landscape Architecture led by professor and Associate Dean, Mary Hardin, received grants from both the City of Tucson and Pima County in 2007 to fund the study, design and construction of affordable, sustainable homes for low-income families in south Tucson’s Barrio San Antonio.  The coalition researched cutting-edge energy and water conservation designs and organized a design-build studio with which to apply these lessons.  The studio facilitates hands-on experience, allowing the students to be involved in every phase of the project from research to design and construction.  I was a part of an 18-student studio in the Fall of 2011, that finalized design decisions and began the construction of the rammed-earth and wood-framed home. 

Upon completion, Tucson’s HUD office selects a deserving local family to be able to move into the home at an affordable cost. To date, DDBC has constructed six homes in South Tucson, with this sixth home being finished in May 2012. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Tucson, AZ, US
My Role: Design, Bidding + Contracts, Scheduling, Construction Documents, Construction Team
Additional Credits: Drachman Design Build Coalition, Professors Mary Hardin + Bil Taylor
Initial design by Matt O'Bright
Final Photographs by Liam Frederick
Fellow Classmates: Jay Bills, Carmen Moussa, Crista Mapes, Chris O'Brien, Kenneth Molfetta, Alan Escarcega, Adam Sosin, Brandon McBrien, Alison Furuto, Estefania Vasquez, Shuba Krishnaswamy, Letysha Arnold, David Wilson, Justin Fritch, Jerrod Nichols, Alyssa Baz, Ayman Alhajji

 
breaking ground
breaking ground
rammed earth construction
rammed earth construction
removing layers of formwork from rammed earth
removing layers of formwork from rammed earth
attaching ledgers for roof construction on completed rammed earth wall
attaching ledgers for roof construction on completed rammed earth wall
completed rammed earth wall + wood framed walls
completed rammed earth wall + wood framed walls
wood framing
wood framing
hanging roof beams
hanging roof beams
December 2011 -
December 2011 - "dried-in"
finished entry + kitchen (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished entry + kitchen (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished kitchen (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished kitchen (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished living room (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished living room (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished bedroom (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished bedroom (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished bathroom (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished bathroom (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished backyard (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished backyard (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished backyard (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished backyard (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished master bedroom back patio (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished master bedroom back patio (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished front entrance (photography by Liam Frederick)
finished front entrance (photography by Liam Frederick)

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