Final posts Friday at noon and class Thursday at 10am May 21st

We will meet as a full class Thursday at 10am.

Final posts to your blog are due Friday at noon.

I will need to collect the site analysis/full zoning documents for the NAAB requirements, along with your full projects. I will have information how we will be collecting on Thursday.

Thank you!!!!


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Notes from jury

General comments from the presentation(these ar my notes – and not everything that was said..)


Tolu – need to place in slide format.


Kimberly – needs more exterior development or ideas of materials, ground floor plan would be helpful to see site- Domino Sugar Factory/Williamsburg development


Kevin – needs more exterior development or ideas of materials, sections – lineweight is hard to read, ground floor plans too large


Josh – be careful with your parking level – find a way to show what is below “grade/raised platform”, a lot of hard surfaces on plaza – some more green spaces?


Dario – Siteplan inverse concrete and small green areas/tone down brown wood and poche building plan so it pops,  concept diagram of puzzle pieces. 3d model showing rotating blocks would really show yor project – that was missing and hard to follow


Marleni- Label streets/buildings types/entrances…add images of program to site plan – show the “path”, building too dark, Elevations – not light and moving- too dark, labels and legend on ground floor plan


Andres- lobby – retail is best from the streets – not through lobby, color coding of floorplans is too bright – can combine floorplan and blowups of 1,2,3 on same sheet.


Flamur – sections very diagramtic not architectural – elevations lost materials


Karen – check spelling on ground floor plan – a lot of misspelled words.


John – exterior is a bit too industrial not in keeping with neighborhood. – label buildings show entrances on site plan.


Julia – label streets on ground floor plan – look to create pass through at core (not for reposting, but in future development) very humanistic


Sergio – A lot of drawings and work done, Some elevations/selections are a bit hard to read as there are a lot and they are small. May want to make important one larger and more slides or just pick the best one or two and eliminate the others.  Amphitheater reminds Amy of Opera house front plaze in Tel Aviv


Sol – site plan – label streets, and note where site is, hard to understand the location of buildings on the site with the lineweights. Sections and elevations are very basic – not developed. Floorplans work, but the massing takes up the entire site leaving no room to experience the site North to South – creating another barricade that the BQE did. Need to incoprporate the site images into the design. They are very exciting and would help weave the wrapping of the loops into the movement through the site. It still is very conceptual and not integrated with site and neighborhood.


Jonathan- Good process, be carefull with graphics – purple courts? Glass cutting off play spaces and open streets, what is the exterior material? Windows look small – are there enough for all the rooms?




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Presentation Schedule

  • Please be at the presentation for the entire time – Post your presentation by 6am on Monday so that I can send it out to the jury – you can keep working on items, but need something posted so they can prep for the jury.
  • Final Presentation needs to be posted by 8:30 Tuesday May 19th
  • 8:30-8:35         Intro to Project and Jury
  • Site 4
  • 8:35-8:50         Josh
  • 8:50-9:05         Tolu
  • 9:05-9:20         Kimberly
  • 9:20-9:35         Kevin
  • 9:35-9:50         Dario
  • 9:50-10:05       Marleni
  • Full site
  • 10:10-10:25     Andres
  • Site 2
  • 10:25-10:40     Flamur
  • 10:40-10:55     Karen
  • 10:55-11:10     John
  • 11:10-11:25     Julia
  • 11:25-11:40     Sergio
  • Site 3
  • 11:45-12:00     Sol
  • 12:00-12:15     Jonathan
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Common Comments during the mock presentation

  • Orientate the plans so the Water side (East River is always on the top)
  • Label all streets on all plans, sections, elevations
  • North Arrow on all plans
  • Keep the same orientation for site plans, floor plans
  • Poche blow up apartment plans
  • Show windows in typical apartment floor plans and blow apartments
  • Label images as “inspiration images” or note so that we know its not yours…
  • Typical apartment floor plans should be color coded – 1,2,3 bedrooms with legend
  • Cover sheet to have inspiration images or images that are important for your project
  • Elevations – show “inspiration images” of materials- exterior finishes, balconies, glazing…
  • Give a small image of your site when showing blow-ups, sections, elevations so we know where we are
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May 12 Pre – Presentation Critique Markups













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Final Drawings

1. Site Strategy Plan/diagram (site plan to be horizontal- North Arrow and Street names)

2. Concept Board – Collage, concept models, final hybrid – design process – Use your images onyour blog… with a final diagram showing how concept progressed into final design

3. Zoning Board – summary of big ideas of your zoning – MASSING STUDY – NOT A DESIGN

4. Site plan – rendered vignettes, with images of outdoor spaces/amenities

5. Ground floor plan – building footprints, emphasize entrances, lobby, commercial spaces (not laid out, but blocked out) site plan- walkways, plants, open spaces, service areas

6. 3-5 short illustrative sections throughout your project – keyed into site plan (look at Julia’sBlog)

Short sections should use this roadway section and determine the accurate heights of the neighboring buildings – and cut through your building…show BQE covering thicker -4-5’

7. Long section through site (and can have a blow-up of an important area) – key it in

8. Typical upper floorplan showing apartment layouts and core – poched walls with windows Full count of number of units – 1bed, 2 bed and 3 beds….

9. Room layouts – typ with furniture, windows, entrance, labeled

10. Exterior Elevations (Clarify Building Materials & Colors) people, trees, ground line

11. Renderings/Optional model physical images

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May 12th Full class meeting 9am-12pm – Mock Presentation

On Tuesday May 12th you will be required to attend the full class and review each others presentations. Presentations must be uploaded to your blogs. We will go in the order that we normally do for desk crits:

Andres, Karen, Flamur, Sergio, John, Julia, Sol, Jonathan, Dario, Kimberly, Kevin, Marleni, Tolu and Josh

Have all your sheets blocked out.

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Length of Dead Ends – depending upon occupancy type 20 ft or 50 ft

IBC 2012 Section 1018.4 Dead ends.

Where more than one exit or exit access doorway is required, the exit access shall be arranged such that there are no dead ends in corridors more than 20 feet (6096 mm) in length.


1. In occupancies in Group I-3 of Occupancy Condition 2, 3 or 4 (see Section 308.5), the dead end in a corridor shall not exceed 50 feet (15 240 mm).

2. In occupancies in Groups B, E, F, I-1, M, R-1, R-2, R-4, S and U, where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, the length of the dead-end corridors shall not exceed 50 feet (15 240 mm).

3. A dead-end corridor shall not be limited in length where the length of the dead-end corridor is less than 2.5 times the least width of the dead-end corridor.

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Zone 4 – The Bump

Assuming we are working with BIG’s design idea of moving the BQE below grade before it arrives at Atlantic Avenue – we need to consider the required changes of grade on the Zone 4 lot to allow for the exit/entrance from Columbia and the exit to Atlantic.

  • Sketch 1 – Roadways with exits
  • Sketch 2 – Bump/ Ridge for headroom of deck to allow for entry/exit form BQE
  • Sketch 3 – Slope down or deck?  Conditions along Congress, Columbia, Atlantic, Hicks
  • Color Overlay from Class
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Final Presentation May 19, 2020 8:30-12:15pm

This is a list of the required final drawings for the presentation. The presentation is on Tuesday May 19th and drawings must be uploaded to your blog by Monday at 6am. The blogs will be sent out to the jury Monday morning. (May 18th).

The times slots will be uploaded next weekend.

All presentations will be done through your blogs.

Final Drawings for Presentation May 19


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