Learning about design and construction for public space use


FACT students from the UNL College of Architecture overcame a variety of challenges while designing the conversion of an 18-foot box truck into the Omaha Mobile Stage. 

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Transcript:

Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA- For the students the challenge of taking a concept that is visually presented and then understanding all of the technical issues were involved in making that a reality. Learning who they need to talk to get that done, what they can do themselves, how the machines work, all the other factors involved in building things.

Ethan Boerner- The work on the structural aspect of the stage was pretty challenging we all have kind of a little bit of experience with architecture, but being a vehicle this was fairly different, so that was the hardest part and I think. It’s still kind of a work in progress

Mason Burress- The biggest challenge has also been what I found to be my favorite part which was the collaboration just because of how all the components and all the moving parts meant that everything was so intertwined with one another so we had to really coordinate and make sure we were all on the same page.

Jerry Reif- At times being, that this is a class where the students are learning how to do these kind of things, it adds even more pressure because sometimes they don’t know which questions to ask and you know what the questions are let alone what the answers might be. It’s really to push ourselves to our limits to make sure that we’re hitting these these time constraints is challenging.

Cameron Spangler- The biggest challenge so far has been, this is such a real life project with real materials and you know we’re still all students we’re not in the workforce so it’s not like we know all of the metals and all of the pieces that are needed so it’s been a lot of doing a lot of research and talking with professionals and then it’s kind of been a steep learning curve of what it takes to actually build something. When in other classes you just model out whatever you want you’re like well this will probably work. This is kind of the first time that we’ve had to not only please a client that’s real, but also what will be best for the city of Omaha. In a way that like it’s not a just a me thing, it’s not just this studio, it’s for everyone.

Xander Parker- I think communication is always a challenge and group work just making sure everyone’s on the same page what they’re working on, how it all comes together and everything. I’ve really tried to make sure everyone kind of knows what’s going on with every part.

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