We would like to encourage all current ACE students or those interested in Architecture, Engineering or Construction as a career to take advantage of a free architecture tour of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on Saturday, February 7th at 4:30pm. The tour is sponsored by the Frist Center and is a great way to get a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the architecture of one of Nashville’s great landmarks as the building is the former main post office constructed between 1933 and 1934. http://fristcenter.org/calendar-exhibitions/detail/architecture-tour or @FristCenter on Twitter
The monthly tour is sponsored by Messer Construction, “(@messerwearebldg on Twitter)
Here is the Building background information for those not able to take the tour: http://fristcenter.org/about/the-building
The architect on Team #3, JJCA, coordinated a partnership for our team with the Nashville Zoo! The zoo would like to build a Native Tennessee Exhibit which would feature local animals and breeding tanks to maintain the species population in the area. The location of this exhibit would be by the dinosaur trail. It will feature a small building with labs and space for breeding tanked with a fenced pond out front. The pond would have two mating alligator snapping turtles in it!
Snapping Turtle at the Nashville Zoo
The team has been tasked to develop conceptual design plans for the building and site that the zoo can use during funding presentations. The students will use AutoCAD and Revit to develop the plans, which will be supplemented by design narratives.
To better understand the zoo’s vision and context of the project, the Nashville Zoo invited Team #3 to visit.
ACE Mentor Team 3 visits the Nashville Zoo