We are super excited to have watched a team of NYC-based architects and engineers run a great set of concept design workshops with two dozen high-schoolers at Hofstra University this weekend for ‘Building the Next Engineers’. It is great to be able to try out our favo(u)rite hands-on design-build workshop format in a different engineering environment, and even better to do it with such great high school participants, university helpers, and glorious site visit weather.
We had eight great teams with fantastic work, but we also have a winning design to take forward through design development and construction in the fall(autumn). Let’s go!
Grimshaw Architects (big respect to Mr Andy Watts, in particular), Price and Myers and Sir Robert McAlpine helped deliver the original design by the students at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich expertly, and there is a very nice and informative press-release about it all here.
After a breakneck speed design development and construction process, everyone was delighted to see the People’s Pavilion up and in action at Here East! We were just delighted to be a small piece of the process with Beyond the Box Consultants and the rest of the team, and very happy to see the completed structure being inspected by the People, and used as a stage.
Great news, the lecture slides and handouts we used for the pavilion workshop have all been uploaded. Feel free to download and use to run your own similar workshop, and of course, get in touch if you need any help.