The 3rd-year team is in the last stage of the semester, and Laura and Peter are hard at work finalizing decisions for the post-frame roof size and pitch. After testing scale by creating one-to-one scale drawings and hanging them at the fabrication pavilion, the team finally determined a height and pitch of a roof structure appropriate for Rosie’s site.
Next, the 3rd-years prepared a presentation for clients, Rosie and Frankie, to provide an update on the selected post-frame dimensions. With approval from clients, the team can finally get started on site prep!
With a final roof design, the 3rd-years went to work finalizing the construction documents to send to their contractors. The team is currently awaiting quotes for tree removal, dirt excavation, and truss design.
Third-years finally broke ground on Rosie’s site! With help from Mason Hinton, the 3rd-year crew transported tools and supplies from Ophelia’s Home site to the new job site.
Mason drove the Bobcat over to Rosie’s site to install temporary power. With power on site, they are now waiting to get the trees removed in order to get to work!
While studio work marches on, so do history classes and field trips with Dick Hudgens. Most recently, the 3rd-years took a short trip out to Greensboro to visit our neighbor Ian Crawford’s home, “The Oaks.”
Before Thanksgiving Break, the class also visited the Molette Bend Plantation Home, where Dick was the head architect of the designs for historical preservation and adaptive reuse.
Woodshop Class also continues, and the students have just about wrapped up work on the library carts. Peter and Laura are in the final stages of adding wood finish and wax to their finished product.
While finishing the carts, they are also working on designs for their third and final project, a small wooden lamp.
The semester will wrap up soon! Stay tuned for one last blog post before our current 3rd-years head out of Newbern and back to Auburn!