In the spring 2014 iteration of ARC242, the course was modified to allow for the addition of a design|build component.

The first project, asked the students to investigate the intersection of two elements:  (2) 2′-0″ long 2x4s.  Project 2 was the new design|build exercise.  The students were commissioned by SIU’s Touch of Nature to redesign and rebuild an existing amphitheater space at one of their camps.  The space is used for day camps throughout the summer but also for a variety of other events including professional meetings, team building, and weddings.  Below you will find some examples of the student’s work from these projects.  In project 3, the students created a small set of construction documents for a single family shotgun style residence in Cairo, IL.

Once again we were fortunate to have Greg Wendt, who is a Instructional Technology Specialist with the Center for Teaching Excellence here at SIU, spend some time helping us document project 2.  In addition to still photos, we utilized a stationary camera that took photos over the course of some of the build days. Greg generously put together a time lapse video of the build using the photos from this camera.

project 1 | final intersection constructions

project 2 | build in process images

project 2 | final design|build project

project 2 | build day time lapse

project 3 | construction documents