PAIN Design-Build (Eastern Redcedar Microdwelling and The Backlot-Backloop Projects)

Architecture

Faculty Advisor
Jason Griffiths
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Yes
Start Date
6/1/21
Paid or Volunteer
Paid, can apply for UCARE funding
Paid Rate
$12/hr or UCARE funding
Hours Per Week
20 hr/week in summer, 10 hr/week in academic year
Acceptable Undergraduate Majors
Architecture

Two projects available:

Eastern Redcedar Design-Build Microdwelling

This application seeks students to help complete construction drawings for Eastern Redcedar Design-Build Microdwelling. This project NET grant-funded project is the latest in a series of collaborations between UNL’s College of Architecture “design-build” program and Cedar Point Biostation in Ogallala. Other collaborations include the completion of the ACSA award-wining Baxa Cabin in 2018.

 Project description

 In this project, the use of cedar responds to the landscape management services program at CPBS of harvesting through “strategic” removal of trees as they reach maturity. These trees are to be milled on-site (using the mobile wood Mizer) and dried in preparation for construction. The micro dwelling explores a  mass-timber assembly system (based on log cabins) that will be built directly adjacent to the onsite milling.

 tudents should apply based on their ability to carry out architectural drawings with an emphasis on detailing, scheduling, and materials specification. Students with knowledge of local timber, carpentry, and forest harvesting are of special interest. Students with an interest in advanced mass-timber construction (cross-laminated timber etc) will also find this helpful in developing professional skills.

 I will assist students in developing drawings through regular meetings (remote or in-person if permitted) and engage students through my research in CLT and engineered lumber. Exchanges will also include client conversations and collaboration with construction experts.

 

The Backlot-Backloop

 This application seeks students to help complete construction drawings for the Backlot-Backloop design initiative which includes a series of urban installations in downtown Lincoln NE.

 Project description

 The Backlot-Backloop has emerged in response to the constraints of COVID-19 and as a result of concerns by representatives of Lincoln’s civic, cultural, and financial community. This is a highly collaborative project (in part with the JCCEMA) that is structured to develop, negotiate and realize a series of urban installations and adaptations to the existing street scene.

While these projects range from temporary installations to major revitalization of downtown areas and will require skills to negotiate with city representatives such as the Downtown Lincoln Association, The City of Lincoln Urban Development Department (TIF district)

 Students should apply based on their ability to carry out architectural drawings with an emphasis on detailing, scheduling, and materials specification.

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