|COURSE CODE: 05|
|COURSE NAME: Architectural Design II|
|DESIGN PROJECT: A COLLEGE STUDENT UNION|
A small college community has decided to build a student union facility. This new building will include spaces for community activities, recreation, food service, seminars, meetings, and other student affairs.
The site is located at an elevation of 1400 feet in the rolling foothills of a mountainous region. The average daily high temperature in the summer is 87 degrees F., and the average daily low temperature in the winter is 25 degrees F., although much more severe extremes have been recorded. The normal snowfall is between 2 and 4 inches during one or two snowfalls each winter. Average annual precipitation is 40 inches, and prevailing winds average 10 mph from the southwest; however, wind speeds up to 70 mph have occurred.
The site for the new structure is a portion of
college-owned property, which is presently used for parking.
Access is from
The new building must employ good quality, durable materials; and its character must be appropriate in appearance to its use, as well as to adjacent structures. Handicapped design standards and energy conservation must be incorporated in your design.
1. Entry - As required.
2. Lobby - 400 sq. ft. with seating area.
3. Reception - 150 sq. ft. with open information counter, desk space, and filing cabinets.
4. Workroom - 200 sq. ft. with space for duplicating machines, two desks, and open shelf storage.
5. Administration Offices - 2 @ 150 sq. ft. each for staff use, with desk, chairs, and files.
6. Student Activity Offices - 2 @ 150 sq. ft. each for student use, with desks, chairs, and files.
7. Lounge - 850 sq. ft. with wood-burning fireplace, chair storage, projection booth, and pull-down projection screen. This will be a multi-purpose space designed for flexible arrangement.
8. Library - 400 sq. ft. with study tables, informal seating, small fireplace, and book shelving.
9. Seminar/Conference Rooms - 400 sq. ft. divisible into two spaces, each with a conference table and chairs.
10. Community Service - 800 sq. ft. for community activities. Provide stage setting, seating, and separate outside entrance. This space will also be used as a lecture room.
11. Kitchen/Pantry - 250 sq. ft. with all standard residential-scaled fixtures and appliances and service/storage area.
12. Dining Room - 400 sq. ft. with table seating for a minimum of 20 people.
13. Outdoor Eating - As required.
14. Staff Bedrooms - 2 @ 200 sq. ft. each for facility director and assistant director, with bed, desk and storage.
15. Private Bathroom - As required for shared use of bedrooms. Provide closet area for bedrooms.
16. Public Toilets - 2 @100 sq. ft. each for general use of staff and students.
17. Miscellaneous - Provide the following facilities at the appropriate sizes required:
A. Mechanical Room/Janitor
C. Receiving/Service area near kitchen
1. Parking for 5 cars, which includes 2 staff spaces, 2 guest spaces, and 1 handicapped space.
2. Loading space for one delivery van at the Receiving/Service area.
Remaining portion of the total site shall be appropriately
landscaped with consideration of the views from
1. Site Plan: 1/8” = 1’–0”. Show all roads, walks, site-access, parking, landscaping, building entrances, and changes in topography.
Plan(s): ¼” = 1’-0”. Develop a two-story scheme for the
3. Elevations and Sections: ¼” = 1’-0”. Draw minimum of two elevations which best explain your solution and two sections (preferably at right angles to each other).
4. Rendering(s) and/or a Model.