Week of 11/2 and 11/9

posted Nov 1, 2015, 12:14 PM by Michael Reilly
We will review what time you need for your projects, whether you need more time this week or next.  The other assignment we'll be working on is the "4th floor" design.


So, what you're going to do:
  • We need to actually design a 4th floor, now that we've shared ideas.
  • Some will start with the quiz, some will start with the floor outline below.  Then swap.
  • Goals: 
    • What space do you care most about?  How much area do you need for your space?  What furniture, equipment, and other things do you need?  This should be VERY detailed.
    • You should produce a Word document describing your space, with lists of equipment, and reasons for things that are not "normal".  You should have a sketch of the layout, with some type of measurements for the space.  If you have a preference for a specific location on the 4th floor, identify where and explain why on your Word document.
    • You can do this as a team, but if you do I want a very specific list of who did what part.  Some will be brainstorming, but I should see clear individual tasks and accomplishments.  If I do not see that, you will split the grade, so a 90 becomes two 45's.  No slackers!  Plan, divide and conquer!  
    • My suggested order:
      • Brainstorm about an area of interest, think cool and realistic
      • One person can be responsible for the first draft, then another person can be responsible for revising, fine tuning, assuming you swap roles.  
  • We want to combine all of this into one floor plan.  I may have one or two folks working on that, if they have demonstrated that type of thinking already.  Their job is to draft something, but then incorporate others' ideas into one floor plan.
Tuesday thru Friday you will either be working on your other projects, or on the 4th floor.  By the end of next week, both should be done.

On Tuesday/Wednesday I will be checking team websites for project planning, brainstorming, and updates.

Then, plan the use of your time:
  • By the end of next week, you should have finished your 4th floor AND your project drafts for Epic/Hiroshima.
  • For learning Revit, check out this tutorial, I think it's pretty good: http://academy.autodesk.com/atom/2412
For the week of 11/9, you will finish a 4th floor plan as a class, to be presented during the last 30 minutes of the week (Thurs/Fri).  Brainstorm and share early in the week, have a Revit specialist focus on general layout while the others refine, then let's render some stills!  Maybe even a walkthrough animation. 

The class will be graded on the thoroughness of the plan and the quality of presentation.  Don't let just one person do this, plan how to divide and conquer!