For this project I was assigned to design a capture house. A capture house is a residential space that is designed and placed in a neighborhood to attract criminals into robbing the house. The house looks normal but is full of cameras and traps to catch the identity of who is committing the crimes. For this project I used not only previously learned software like Illustrator, Rhino, and CAD; I also learned how to use Revit.
How well do you feel the project was structured and how well did you pace yourself?
I feel like the structuring of this project was really well planned. It not only helped to lead me through the project but also any time that I had a question about what the next step was it was answered in the next video. I also feel like the project was a great way to tie in all the previous software that we’ve been using in Intro and 310.
Do you feel comfortable using the software in an internship environment?
Before starting this project, I was so confused about the navigation but after this project I feel like I have the confidence to be able to provide what firms would expect from interns.
Acknowledging that this course doesn’t teach you how to assemble a building (BCS or BCSIA will do that) how do you feel moving into that coursework?
After using this software and having some of the knowledge from BCSA I feel like I can make more knowledgeable decisions when it comes to the construction. What is nice about Revit though is that its intelligent enough and gives you the notifications if something doesn’t seem realistic in the construction.
Did you utilize any skills from the previous residential design studio? If so, which?
In my opinion I didn’t really use anything from the previous residential design studio. I don’t feel like I really had one.
Do you feel comfortable putting together a design proposal in Revit now?
I fell completely more confident that I could put together a proposal that would not only be visually pleasing to a client but would be readable by another designer to understand my vision for a project.
Can you make your own custom view templates for your own purposes now?
Yes! I really enjoyed how simple it was once you created a view template to then apply it to the other views you needed rather than changing each override individually.