Students on Team 1 come from MLK Magnet School and Lead Academy in Nashville, TN.
Our students just finished a design charrette for their ideas on motion. They cast the net wide on their ideas for the River North marina (pun fully-intended.) We are alternating meeting at MLK and Lead Academy every other week because transportation has proved to be pretty prohibitive to the Lead Academy students.
Next week we are going to do our adjacency study and diagramming. After Monday, we will break out into the disciplines. We’re trying a new strategy this year to make it a little bit more fun for the mentors and to help foster the relationships that students and mentors seem to want. We’re hoping to let the mentors collaborate a bit more alongside the students in their process rather than passively watching, and I think it is proving to be more fun and engaging for both sides.
Update provided by David Meek of Brasfield & Gorrie-Team Leader
Team 5 consists of students from Metro Nashville Public Schools:
Team 5 is currently in the process of designing a transit hub as part of the Let’s Move Nashville initiative. Our last meeting focused on developing 2 separate design concepts for the project with the hopes of the ideas converging into 1 cohesive design project during our next meeting. Moving forward we will focus on translating the design into a 3d environment and integrating different building systems (HVAC, electrical, structural) and working through an abbreviated pricing exercise to understand the cost impact that a project of that type/scale might have. The culmination for the project will *hopefully* be a 3d model that is able to be experienced in VR using the Oculus Rift.
Terrance Perdue-Gresham Smith & Partners; Mentor for Team 5
Listen to learn more about the ACE Mentor program here in the Greater Nashville area.
Registration for ACE Mentor in the Greater Nashville area will open at noon on Tuesday August 29, 2017.
You may use the link below to register for this year.
Source: ACE Mentor Program of America :: Registration
MLK Students visited the new Bridgestone Americas headquarters downtown and rode the buckhoist up to level 15. After learning about the pour sequence and the process of shoring and reshoring, the students each took home a bag of concrete mix and were challenged to create something that was lasting and had a function. They each tried their hand at pouring a small widget—and in doing so, learned the importance of form release!
This week the team visited HCA where Greg Stein explained how hospitals have to remain online and maintain critical systems despite whatever disasters may strike. It was great for the students to understand “resilience” through this lens of the largest healthcare owner and operator in the country. As they left that meeting, they were challenged with finding and sketching a place in Nashville that has endured and adapted to thrive despite adversity.