We are entering the homestretch of the semester with nine days until the final review. This last week has seen a lot of heavy lifting, a 1,686 mile journey across the country, and the installation of an exciting project that hopefully leads to a new way of thinking in the city of Las Vegas. We successfully completed the Waiting Game Parklet and installed it in time for Earth Day 2015 in Las Vegas. The experience was stressful at times, but overall unforgettable. I was fortunate to work with an excellent team from beginning to end, and am incredibly honored to have been featured on such an exciting project. The amount of people I saw interested and getting excited about the parklet leads me to believe this will not be the only one the city sees. It is a great step in getting people to rethink what downtown living in Las Vegas is like. I look forward to seeing what other projects like this pop up across the city. Tomorrow (Earth Day) is the official unveiling of the parklet to the city and I am excited to hear about what they say about this groundbreaking project.
Now that the parklet is completed, it's time to refocus on studio. Although there is still some work to do, I have high expectations with what our group can produce for our final review on April 29. A benefit of returning to Las Vegas for a short time is that I was able to re-visit the site after a couple months have gone by and see how the site has adapted with the refocusing of downtown. While I was there, I witnessed a cool gathering of bikers at night that rode along Main Street and turned alongside our site to then ride down the First Street Art Trail. It made me feel good about our site standing as an exciting arts and social hub.
What I will be working on over the next week is sections, section details, our section model, presenting the net-zero board in a graphically pleasing and efficient way, and perfecting renderings for the alleyway and Victory Social Club. Should be an exciting way to wrap up my final studio project.
Can't wait to see the final product.