Students from the NewSchool of Architecture & Design were given the challenge to design, construct and install a pavilion and entrance to the 2015 STEAM Conference. During the conference, the Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer, presented on the close connection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Together with NewSchool professors Ramiro Losada and Victor Navarro, sixteen students were selected to be a part of this exciting, fast-paced project. The students worked collaboratively, developing several designs for the space before deciding on the final design in consultation with STEAM and the Mayor’s office.
Students not only designed the installations but also worked tirelessly to construct the installation. They created sophisticated models using state-of-the-art software and worked as a team to cut, sand and assemble the pieces in NewSchool’s materials lab.
The student project was truly a collaborative effort for the students. The project incorporated many aspects of the STEAM philosophy; from the act of designing a visually appealing installation, incorporating science and math to develop a plan for construction and using state-of-the-art technology and equipment to bring it to life.
The pavilion was built by architecture students Freddy Bravo, John Colwart, Marika-Anne De Ocampo, Aipeng Fang, Travis Garcia, Guy Hartwig, Emilio Ingrasci, Heiarii Li Cheng, Guillermo Menjivar, Madison Parsons, Austin Richards, Anthony Rodriguez, Andrew Schiffer, Yangyi Situ, Justin Soderlund, Tobey Toney and Salvador Vicente.