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Culture of Making - Plan E

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3 June 2013
Submited by Chris Taylor

PLAN E - Total Expansion

Plan E Overview Plan E Overview - PDF

Detail Plan E North Detail Plan E North - PDF

Detail Plan E South Detail Plan E South - PDF

  • Expand architecture building into north courtyard to capture largest roof area possible and create high bay work area.
  • Construct trolley crane from new Flint Ave truck loading zone through courtyard work areas to enable large scale work.
  • Reconfigure retaining wall at north courtyard to maximize usable work areas in north courtyard. Include new stair from main courtyard to north and reconfigure courtyard shallow stairs to maximize work area and create a new loading area.
  • Maximize flexibility in infrastructure to allow for future movement of machinery.
  • Locate robots, wet casting, and high bay assembly areas in new shop area north of building.
  • Locate CNC, milling, lasers, and tabletop tooling areas in existing model shop on north end of building.
  • Add roll down security screens to allow high bay assembly and model area to be accessed independently.
  • Create new interactive lab and materials library in existing room 7 on north end of building.
  • Convert small gallery into 3D Print area.
  • Enclose area under First Floor walkway to become 24hr access assembly and open shop area with storage below/above tables.
  • Use elevator hallway for lockers and exhibition.
  • Expand architecture building to the south to create metal work area.
  • Remove CMU wall between existing wood and metal work areas to create a larger single space wood working area with a roll up door to the 24hour area.


PLAN E - Area Summary

Space Area (sq. ft) note
Existing Wood Shop1,658
Existing Metal Shop800
Existing Model Shop2,742
Existing Storage221
Total Exist. conditioned area5,200
Total Exist. Storage221
Total Exist. Shop area5,421
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CNC /Milling Area1,230
Laser Area970
Robotics Area1,000
Wet Area780
High Bay Assembly Area1,780
3D Print Area325
Interactive Area480
Material Library480
24hr Assembly Area3,880
Wood Area2,712
Metal Area810
Storage221
New Exterior Fabrication area 13,448
New Exterior Fabrication area 22,860
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Total New conditioned area14,668182%gain
Total New storage area221
Total New Exterior Fab. area6,308
Total New Shop area21,197291%gain



Culture of Making Committee