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April 2012 EDR DesignShift™ Student Charrette

May 16, 2012
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At the California Science Center, Los Angeles (near the University of Southern California), students of the EDR DesignShift™ Charrette worked in teams of five over two days to collaboratively create a zero-net energy building using a series of methods and tools to develop and quantify their energy savings.

Students spent day one studying concepts of integrated design roles, project management and team dynamics. Day two was devoted to designing a building through the EDR Design Shift process using strategies and analysis tools taught throughout the day.  Click on the teams below to view each project.

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Winning Team: The Trash Talkers

Nirat Patel - USC
Nicholas Foster - UCLA
Annette Leon Cal Poly Pomona
Claire Josephson - UCLA

Team 3 #1

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Team 3 #2

First Runner-up: Structure From Scrap

Marie Montano - Cal Poly Pomona
Katie Klein - Cal Poly Pomona
Sukreet Singh - USC
Fariborz Sarvian - USC

Team 2 #1
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Team 2 #2

Final Presentations

Following are the presentations from the rest of the teams.

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We Are U
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5 Degrees of Freedom
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Photo 1What aspects of the DesignShift Charrette were most beneficial?
The fact that we got to work with professionals and other majors not relating to us. It was a great lesson in communication and team work.

Photo 2What aspects of the DesignShift Charrette were most beneficial?
I think learning about the different demands it takes to design something like a "Green Building" were most beneficial. It was great to see how much work, planning and teamwork it takes to put together something like this!

Photo 3What aspects of the DesignShift Charrette were most beneficial?
Being able to explore different reponsibilities in the design process.

Photo 4Will you recommend this to a friend or classmate?
Yes! It felt like I was on Project Runway how organized and professional the process was, it was fun and realistic skills were learned and applied

Photo 5Will you recommend this to a friend or classmate?
Yes! A fun workshop that integrated seamlessly across all stakeholder disciplines and should be experience by others looking to enter this field.

Photo 6I like the hourly shifts and how our time was scheduled for us, everything was extremely organized, realistic, and I appreciated the time that was put into the planning, it really showed.

Photo 7I believe that the program was organized and structured perfectly. We had enough time to do everything we needed and most importantly everything was fun! This was a great educational experiences that will influence every participants future professional careers.

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