Friday, December 7, 2012

UNL Arch 223: Assignment 03

This is the the final of three assignments for the Fall Arch 223 undergraduate course at UNL...

This assignment transitioned the class from freeform modeling in Rhino (Assignments 01 and 02) to parametric modeling and BIM with Revit. The philosophy of the assignment was to introduce students to Revit with a selection of specific techniques and a focused design-based exploration.  The assignment itself was inspired by some of the student work found at Mark Green's ReThinking BIM Blog...

Revit is, of course, a massive program and I wanted to ensure that there was a design focus for a software that is typically associated with production and documentation. The design exercise was to design a  'bridge' by first developing parametric features such as adaptive components and pattern-based curtain systems.

They then had to document the design by developing a sheet set that fully leveraged the information they embedded into their components and families.  The final deliverable was a single DWF file containing drawings, diagrams, renderings, schedules, and a navigable 3D model.

 Great work students! 

 ... and, once again, fantastic lab instruction by the course TAs Matt Neaderhiser and Dan Williamson!

Student:  Charles Weak
Student:  Greg Preston
Student:  Sarah Schlegelmilch
Student:  Jati Zunaibi