Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chronicle 23: "Blurred Lines" - Design + Build

Detroit Public Schools|Design-Build Projects|Concurrent Design + Construction

Designed by Centric Design Studio
(48 Hours in an Architect's Shoes)

By Saundra Little, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA
Principal - Architect

It is "Back to School" time and the summer has come to an end!
Centric Design Studio (CDS) has themed this blog posting after Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Song -Billboard's Song of the Summer.

Golightly Media Center
From Sketch to CAD - one day
 turn around
+ Owner approval
Back to School has a whole new meaning for our architectural firm now. During the month of August CDS worked on seven design build renovation projects concurrently for Detroit Public Schools

  • Golightly Career and Technical Center - consolidation with Davis Aerospace 
  • Noble Elementary and Middle School- Classroom upgrades
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine - Classrooms
  • Northwestern High School -Classroom upgrades
  • Henderson Academy- Classroom upgrades
  • Burton International School - Kitchen Renovation
  • Burns Elementary Middle School - Kitchen Renovation

Our project team (Centric Design Studio and Tooles Contracting Group) has "blurred" the boundaries by shifting responsibilities and experimenting with new deliverables between parties to take advantage of efficiencies now possible with digital tools, communication and processes.

Golightly Media Center- sketch, demolition and completion photos.

This blog focuses on (1) One work week for the Detroit Public Schools | Design Build projects.  On our feet in the field for 48 Hours!

Golighty Medial Center- After

Stay tuned for completion of the Burton International and Burns Elementary Middle School - Kitchen Renovation projects for discussion of the lessons learned in Blurred boundaries in Design|Build projects.

Take a look at our slides for the above projects..........

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