For our new project at Norwich University, we are planning to use a large physical model as a key part of the planning and design process. This may seem antiquated relative to the possibilities of a 3d computer model. However, the plan and sectional qualities of the building are relatively complex, and a model that can disassemble floor-by-floor will be instrumental to evaluating and explaining the proposed changes. The existing conditions model is coming together, as you can see below.
Jones Architecture will be working with Norwich University to renovate the Kreitzberg Library, originally completed in 1993, and designed by Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects. Preliminary conceptual studies completed by Jones Arch in fall 2011 and January 2013 looked at relocating the Admissions program from Roberts Hall, revitalizing the second floor of the library, and targeted renovations elssewhere. The main focus has been creation of collaborative work spaces, smart classrooms, tutoring support spaces, and student focused environments.
Stay tuned here for more information as this project develops. Schematic Design is slated to kick off in May 2013.
We have been working with a prep school client on some strategic planning. Here you can see the remains of our preliminary programming workshop on our conference room table.