Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NCSU Design / Build: Crafting a Barn for Benevolence Farm

This summer, M.Arch as well as B.Arch students participated in the annual NC State Design / Build Studio, a 10-week summer course in which the students design and then construct a building. This summer, the studio paired with community partner Benevolence Farm to build a storage and processing barn for the farm. Benevolence Farm provides a transitional living program for up to 12 women who are leaving North Carolina prisons. Visit http://benevolencefarm.org/ for more information about this inspiring organization.

Below are some images of the project. Great work, team!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Drawing with Frank Harmon at Nags Head

As part of the ARC 450 Architectural Drawing course this summer, Professor Frank Harmon took the class of entering 1st-year M.Arch students to Nags Head, NC (on the Outer Banks) for sketching, architectural history, and lots of fun. Students got the opportunity to stay in an old hunting lodge on as well as some photos from a two-day sketching field trip in Nags Head, NC, that Professor Frank Harmon hosted., where the Audobon Society has its bird sanctuary. Students also visited the Whalehead Club and the oldest beach house in the area, Spider Villa. Thank you, Frank!

Students enjoy some free time at the Audobon Society Sanctuary

Pine Island kayak launch

Old hunting lodge where the students stayed

Free tour of the Whalehead Club, an NC architectural gem

Frank (left) overseeing students sketching in the Whalehead Club

Behind-the-scenes attic tour of the Whalehead Club

Sketching at Spider Villa

Summer Exploration of Hand Drawing and Digital Representation

This summer, entering 1st-year M.Arch Track III students explored analog and digital architectural representation techniques in ARC 450/451, taught by Professors Frank Harmon, Patricia Morgado, and David Hill. Below are some images of the student work from the 5-week intensive course. Many of the students (who are entering the M.Arch program with degrees in non-architectural fields) had minimal prior experience in architectural representation, which makes the final body of work that much more impressive. Great job, everyone, and welcome to NC State!

Process renderings during the summer

Rendering by Lotte Van Miegroet

Renderings by Hannah Stallkamp

Rendering by Hao Zhang

Renderings by Gabriele Seider

Renderings by Ryan Houser

Rendering + drawings by Kristen Warring

Drawing by Eli Simaan

Drawings by Sarah Hanks

Drawings by Gabriele Seider

Drawings by Hao 

Drawings by Hao Zhang

Professor Pat Rand discusses Kristen Warring's project

Patrick Hobgood discusses Hannah Stallkamp's project

Reviewers discuss Gabriele Seider's project