This year, teams were tasked with focus on the reuse and expansion of the portion of the northern end of Levering Hall, focusing the Glass Pavilion, to provide a sustainable space on campus created for community use. Student groups will present their designs to an audience and answer any follow-up questions during a poster session.
Design Day is a school-wide initiative for the Whiting School of Engineering. Visit designday.jhu.edu to view a full listing of projects that show how our community is creating a better future, translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions.
Student plans seek to achieve the following goals:
- Showcase versatility with both new design and design within varying levels of existing or historic construction.
- Design of outdoor, public structures to serve community use and accommodate environmental exposure including: an accessible green roof on top of the Glass Pavilion, a pavilion to replace the existing skylight on the terrace south of the Glass Pavilion, and extending the main outdoor terrace.
- Develop experience with sustainability and green design through the following
- Reuse of existing construction
- Development of basic systems / routes for water collection and storage in a new cistern
- Designs to accommodate green roof and possibly solar panels
- Create a structural design for both gravity and lateral load-resisting systems, both within existing context and for new construction.
Participants: Dean Ahdab, Tim Carlson, Sophia Haass, Andres Melendez, Cassie Mitsinikos, Maggie Smith
Place: JHU Homewood campus, Hackerman B17
Timeline of Events:
1:00 – 1:10p: Project introduction
1:15 – 1:45p: Presentation #1 (20 min presentation; 10 min Q&A)
1:50 – 2:20p: Presentation #2 (20 min presentation; 10 min Q&A)
2:20 – 2:30p: CaSE Design Presentations
2:30 – 3:15p: Posters / Snacks
3:15 – 3:45p: Blue Hat Ceremony & Presentation of Student Awards