Propositions and Provisions

Who knew the “view” from Sonic was so important to our project?

The design effort continues here at small town studio. About a week ago we held our first presentation of concepts. Seven teams of two members each compiled drawings and study models to show to Todd, Waylon (an architect in Eureka), and the members of Rural Design Mob, David and Kate.

David offered us this piece of advice about building a public space: “It’s not about having the space for a crowd, it’s about making it feel like there is a crowd.” Well said.

Gary and Kyle enthusiastically explaining elements of their pavilion design.

Gary and Kyle enthusiastically explaining elements of their pavilion design.

There was much arm-waving, and plenty of mentions of the "view" from the nearby Sonic.

There was much arm-waving, and plenty of mentions of the “view” from the nearby Sonic.

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Our critics, scrutinizing each design intently.

After a couple of hours of listening and commenting, the whole group retired to Houlihans to discuss what we had learned. It became apparent that many of us were on the same page design-wise, and it was now just a matter of fine-tuning the details. Todd lead us in discussions of the possibility of combining the best aspects of several of the projects in order to form the best design possible. We agreed, and proceeded to partake in food and drink.

Todd leading everyone in discussion.

Todd leading everyone in discussion.

The evening ended on a high note, with everyone excited to start the design development phase. We all look forward to putting hammer to nail, but we know there is much work to be accomplished before that date.

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