March 6, 2012 | John Berendzen | Architecture, Education, Uncategorized

Alberti Program at Wash U

For the past couple of years, Ian Waldschmidt and I have spent a Saturday afternoon presenting one of our projects to the Alberti Students at Washington University School of Architecture.  This year we discussed the structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of the recently completed Museum of Transportation Education and Visitor Center (phase 1).  We spoke to a packed house and the students seemed to enjoy it (probably because we kept it under 15 minutes).  The following are some photos from the event.

HVAC diagram


Ian explains the site constraints
Speaking to a packed house!

Each year I’m more impressed with the job Gay and her team do – I wish there had been a program like this when I was in elementary school.

After our presentation the students break out and work on their individual projects.  This day they were working on incorporating HVAC, electric and plumbing into treehouses they were designing.  Gay has about a dozen grad and undergrad students who act as teaching assistants (and keep things from getting too wild with the hot glue guns).

Ian and I hope to be back next year!

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