Saturday, September 14, 2013

Phase II Completion

Yesterday we concluded our Phase II part of the project with a preliminary pin up and gallery presentation.  We were joined be several professional members of our community who gave us different views and opinions on what was presented.

Reactions toward my individual presentations were primarily positive with general hype surrounding some of my key features such as the opening bike rental area, green roof/garden, and thoughts on transparency & intrigue.  Some suggestions and discussion around my project included space planning from Hugh Sutphin, concept visualization and development from Jerry Leimenstoll, and great green roof enthusiasm and support from Lee Mortensen.  Additionally a few of my supporting peers gave some of their own thoughts to my proposal including diagram suggestions, building codes to keep in mind, and aesthetic ideas for the interior of the building.

Overall I feel that this preliminary presentation was a large success as I came away with good feedback, positive reactions, and a few new connections to the industry.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Silver Stage: Haiku Concept

This Haiku represents my first impression from Silver's and what it needs to become.  The building has remained in its current state for so long that when something does change, it needs to change big and for the long run.  I want to see this development thrive, and not just for the owners or tenants of the building , but for the community as a whole.  This spot needs to become a stage for all to witness.  The community should become the actors, playing an important role in the benefit to this building and to themselves for what they get from it.