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Studio Images 1 - A photo of me in the most useless part of our studio. This project was to build a document of student ideas for capital improvements to the RIT ID studio—to be enacted in the next few years—in groups and individually. Photo by Jason Yi.
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Studio Images 2 - Overview of the senior studio. Clutter is a large concern. Photo by Jason Yi.
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Studio Images 3 - Senior studio workspaces. The table at far right is the only large meeting/working table in the entire studio. Photo by Jason Yi.
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Studio Images 4 - The shop. Many machines in here are unused and unknown by students. We gathered many images like these illustrating present issues with the studio's space use. Photo by Jason Yi.
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Brainstorm - Design was informed by informal charette-style meetings where we reviewed images and brainstormed ideas.
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Flickr group - My team led image-gathering, and used an online Flickr pool to source inspirational photos. Images gathered on the web were made into a lookbook titled "SPACE" and supplied to administration. The pool can be viewed here, with authorization: www.flickr.com/groups/collab_lookbook
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Thumbnails - I began my plan by considering many different workflow options.
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Plan - My plan in great detail. Download a scaleable PDF to read: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2489755/plan.pdf
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Hall 1 - Explored my plan through detailed renderings in 3ds Max. Looking down the main corridor.
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South Entrance - Entrance into machine shop and computer lab. 3ds Max.
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Hall 2 - Public space. 3ds Max.
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North Entrance - Entry into collaborative project space, faculty offices and grad studio.
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Computer lab - Secure, glassed-in computer lab allows light to pass through into production studio while avoiding direct skylighting. 3ds Max.
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Lounge 1 - Library, lounge space and access to faculty offices. Lighting simulation shows that skylighting does not interfere with light-sensitive workspaces. Flat-panel display on wall is accessible for presentations. 3ds Max.
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Lounge 2 - Lounge opens into production studio and storage bays. 3ds Max.
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Studio 1 - Production studio composed of many large common tables. Overhead energy-efficient tracklighting is easily adjustable. 3ds Max.
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Studio 2 - Print center separated from computer lab to allow laser and wide-format printing while classes are in session. Only accessible through studio. 3ds Max.
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Collaborative Project space - Conference tables oriented towards pinboards and flat-panel screens provide meeting and working spaces for collaborative projects and classes. 3ds Max.
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Shop Lobby - Small atrium at south entrance opens into machine shop, shop technician's office, rapid prototyping room and workbenches. 3ds Max.
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Skylight - Repositioning of studio spaces maximize existing skylights. 3ds Max.
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Studio space - Center island separates junior and senior studios and contains light tables. Storage bays on exterior wall provide individual large-item storage and lockable personal flat-files. 3ds Max.

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