The Designbuild Process of the Omaha Mobile Stage

Watch Jeffrey L. Day, Founding Principal, Actual Architecture Company, and Killinger Professor of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talk about the first phase of the Omaha Mobile Stage project, the designbuild of a truck adapted to be a stage on wheels.

Produced by Kaylea Kuhlman

Soundtrack by Dereck Higgins

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Jeff Day: My name is Jeff Day, I’m a professor of architecture at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and founding principal of Actual Architecture company in Omaha.

And my role in the Omaha Mobile Stage is directing the designbuild process with an organization through the university I call FACT which stands for fabrication and construction team.

The designbuild process for the Omaha Mobile Stage is going to involve a studio full of architecture students, interior design students, and landscape architecture students in the fall semester.

They’re going to get together in August and work with other collaborators and team members to design and then ultimately build the Omaha Mobile Stage with the completion deadline of December. So it’s a very tight schedule.

And we are proposing to use repurposed box trunk as the sort of platform for the stage that has been modified by the students and we’re hoping to actually have that purchased and, you know, mechanically checked out and ready to roll literally by August so that when the students start working, they’ve got a physical thing to work on, and we can start to work with that directly.

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