A branching multi-story tree sculpture, dining patios, shady, turf-covered outdoor napping areas and tranquil water features were among the many unique and playful design solutions created by multidisciplinary student teams tasked to reimagine an outdoor space adjacent to the Langford 建筑 Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads (ICU), a Texas A&M 太阳城网址网站 design competition.
“When I was an architecture student, we did the first two years together with landscape 建筑, 建筑科学 and urban planning majors before separating to specialize,” Adams said. “The friendships and connections made during those first two years lasted through our programs and continued out into the world.”
The ICU competition gave students to less than 48 hours to conceptualize their design and create virtual 3-D models, and assemble construction and site plans, before presenting their completed project to faculty jurors. And, as competition designers anticipated, collaborating took some effort.
“这是他们必须学会这 现在,” said Rodney Hill, holder of the 哈罗德·亚当斯 Interdisciplinary Professorship of 建筑. “In practice, there can be a difficult relationship between architects and general contractors. We want our graduates to work together and learn from each other. This competition offers students an opportunity to develop lifelong networks.”
“It was a fantastic experience applying my knowledge to what my teammates know and combining it all,” said Kennedy Boykin, a freshman 建筑科学 major. “I feel like I 现在 have some experience for the future, some insight into what I should expect when working with designers. I think this will help with my classes and I’m really glad I did it.”
“I have a lot of admiration for my teammates,” he said. “They brought ideas to the table that I'd have never thought of. We had to respect each other’s strengths and let people into what we considered ‘our’ space, and by doing that it ended up a very interwoven project. I'd call on them to work together again.”
获奖者贾静雯dophied和悦施普林格，既环保设计新生;斯蒂芬妮莫里斯，一个园林建筑大一;威廉·特雷霍 - 萨拉萨尔，城市规划二年级学生;和Melissa ussery，建筑科学大二。