As the semester came to a close, Laura and Peter worked hard to prepare for this year’s Soup Roast, which is Rural Studio’s final review event to conclude the fall semester. While Laura worked on the drawings, Peter created a ½-inch scale model of the post-frame roof design.
For their Soup Roast presentation, Laura and Peter presented at Rosie’s site with the model, construction documents, and actual dimensions marked out on site to show where the roof is going.
The team received feedback on the roof placement, dimensions, and how to move forward with the project from the visiting guest reviewers. Peter and Laura had the privilege of having Kim Clements, Joe Schneider, and Nicole Abercrombie of JAS Design Build and Jake LaBarre of BuildingWork, who all traveled from Seattle, WA. The Studio was also joined by several Auburn CADC faculty: David Hinson, Rusty Smith, Mackenzie Stagg, and Betsy Farrell Garcia. Their insight on Rosie’s Home was useful, and will impact how the 3rd-year studio continues in upcoming spring semester.
Electives Come to a Close
The wooden library carts and children’s table built in the Woodshop class project with Steve Long were completed, and the finished products look fantastic!
For the final History class with Dick Hudgens, the students visited the Thornhill Plantation home in Greene County, AL.
At Soup Roast, Peter and Laura showed off their sketches and the watercolors they completed in history class.
This semester’s electives have greatly helped the students look at details more carefully, whether in sketching, painting, or woodworking.
Passing the Torch
The 3rd-year team recently had some of the trees removed on site, clearing the way for earthwork, engineered soil, and post-frame roof to be put into place. For now, the roof structure is on track to be built in early January, right before the next group of 3rd-year students arrive for the spring semester. Their job will be to develop the floor plan and start building.
Thanks to the great leadership by Emily McGlohn and Chelsea Elcott. Stay tuned until next semester!