Design a green bicycle pavilion for San Francisco.
Project Title: Bicycle Pavilion
Designer: Will Fowler
Title: Program Director
Company: Architecture Foundation of San Francisco
Commuter and leisure bicycling is soaring—so much so that the City of San Francisco has commissioned you to build a bicycle pavilion along the waterfront near Pier 39. The idea for the pavilion springs from a growing awareness of the need for greener transportation methods. The proposed pavilion is to house a bicycle repair and rental operation, meeting rooms, bathrooms, information kiosks, a rocket fuel stand, and lockers where roadies can stash their rigs.
Will Fowler, Program Director, at Architecture Foundation of San Francisco, guides you through the process of designing the pavilion in a series of videos that begin with a detailed examination of the design problem such as site logistics, building orientation, weather influences, what materials to use, and environmental impact. He walks you through the process of sketching, building a model by hand, and then on to digital imaging using Autodesk Revit Architecture software. The end solution is an elegant, sophisticated design complete with 3D camera views, walkthroughs, and renderings.
If you have noticed an increase in cyclists where you live, perhaps there is a need for a bicycle pavilion in your city, too. Feel free to modify the project plan to meet the specific requirements of your city, and then present your final design to your city council. Think outside the zone!
The Bicycle Pavilion project was originally written by Gensler architect Kevin Shaefer for the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco High School Design Competition. This version is an adaptation of that project by Will Fowler and Julia Jones for the Build San Francisco program, a high school program that combines the disciplines of architecture and environmental science. A complete example of a student solution in Autodesk Revit Architecture software was contributed by Mathew Lew, a senior in the Build San Francisco program. For more information on the Build San Francisco program go to www.afsf.org.
Will Fowler is the Programs Director for the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco and the instructional leader for the AFSF Build San Francisco Program. An educator with over twenty years of experience, Will has received numerous awards for his work with advanced educational technology and curriculum development. He has co-authored two books on the use of technology in the classroom and continues to advance the use of technology in integrated studies programs.
Go to the Project Packet page to download all the project files, view the project in real-time 3D and read the Project Brief.