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Sandcastles and Sand Paintings

What is more fun than making a sand castle or a sand painting? These two activities would make a great exercise for architectural students. Design a city based on a sand painting. Use different materials like stickers, sand, clay, pins … Continue reading

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Como Park Zoo and Conservancy Fall Semester 2018

In the Fall semester of 2018 I taught a beginning design class Dunwoody College of Technology. We worked on the fundamentals of architectural design. The concentration was on a new Red Panda exhibit for Como Park Zoo and Conservancy in … Continue reading

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Newspaper Bridges, Forts and Towers

Building with newspapers is a great way to discover the potential structural strength of paper. Bridges

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Mind Maps & Silly Ideas

This Fall I am lucky enough to help out with the University of Minnesota Product Design/ College of Design class at the University of Minnesota as a Creativity Counselor. In my role, I review a group of student projects once every two weeks. … Continue reading

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Traveling Sketchbook

There are so many things to see and experience when traveling to a different place. Traveling can be overwhelming. Where do you begin and how do you take it all in? The key for me is to try not to … Continue reading

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Student Presentations Dunwoody Spring 2018

I am very proud of what my students accomplished in their first semester of architectural design. I have included some of their work. The objective for the studio was to design a modular building unit based on a metaphor from … Continue reading

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Student Work Dunwoody Spring 2018

I am very proud of what my students accomplished in their first semester of architectural design. I have included some of their work. The objective for the studio was to design a modular building unit based on a metaphor from … Continue reading

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Architectural School Resources

This is a list of places where the Dunwoody Architectural class has found materials for modeling and building prototypes locally in the Twin Cities and online. Art Stores Ax-Man Surplus – Most everything and anything you can imagine, especially electronics. … Continue reading

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Pontoons

The 1952 invention of the pontoon motorboat in the United States is credited to a farmer who lived on the Horseshoe chain of lakes, near Richmond, Minnesota. Ambrose Weeres put a wooden platform on two columns of steel barrels welded … Continue reading

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