STUDENTS: FULL STUDIO COLLABORATION
FACULTY: DARRYL OHLENBUSCH
The Monarch Pavilion is a fully realized structure which was designed and built for Green Spaces Alliance, a non-profit organization who’s mission is to sustain the natural environment and enhance urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement, and education. The program of the structure is an outdoor classroom serving as en educational symbol in the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. The classroom aims to provide a place for students of San Antonio to learn about water conservation, nature preservation, and sustainability as a whole.
The design of the structure was divided into phases, and among teams within the studio. My initial team, consisting of myself, Ty Crabtree, John Franklin, Ryan Ebel, and Eric Merlot, focused on developing shade studies for proper lighting at all times of day, sections, plans, renderings, as well as a connection detail for the corner of the structure. I designed the structural steel columns as a pair of 2″ x 4″ posts, between which the angled wooden beams could be fastened. My subsequent team of two focused on designing an elegant, efficient roof panel system.