ASID Student Design Competition: TouchDown Concept + Parameters

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1 ASID Student Design Competition: TouchDown Concept + Parameters Concept The workplace is ever evolving and work never stops. In our global society where professionals are so often on the move, an airport is the ideal setting for this year s student design competition: TouchDown. The competition is intended to generate design solutions that meet the needs of travelers who need a private, comfortable and secure place to work, connect, and recharge while en route to their destinations. Challenge Your challenge is to design a flexible, functional workplace to meet the needs of traveling professionals. You will be provided with a retail shell floor plan in an international airport as well as TouchDown s abbreviated business plan to help you understand your clients business, operational and functional needs. Your design solution will be judged on its vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation. Project Parameters In addition to the business plan s operational and functional needs, you must consider the following requirements (including adjacencies and other design requirements): Space Overview The leasing space is located in the very busy San Francisco International airport. You may use any part of the designated 5,310-square-foot space. Consider the best use of the leasing space to accommodate the requirements and to draw in potential clients. If any space remains unused by your design, you must allow for it to be used by another tenant to meet the airport leasing agreement. Keep existing walls, windows and columns. You may add interior walls. Any walls added along the window wall must tie in only at a window joint or mullion. The single line shown on the plan represents the front leasing property boundary line. Any new walls or partitions must be added inside that line. Ceiling height is 14.0 feet from the floor to the deck above. o The plenum must be at least 2.0 feet from the deck above to the ceiling. o Consider a ceiling system that would best conceal the electrical and HVAC systems while maintaining flexibility and access. Wiring, HVAC systems, lighting, etc. must come from the ceiling because you cannot penetrate the floor (i.e., no floor boxes or core drills). Solution Considerations Be aware of the heightened need for airport security and think about how to incorporate the ability to communicate vital airport information to customers en route to their next destination. Consider space for luggage and other baggage travelers may have. Appeal to transgenerational and multicultural demographics. ASID 2014 Student Design Competition 1

2 Consider ease of access for all customers. Incorporate the three modes of work: focus, collaboration and learning. Meet the various needs of travelers, including working, conferencing, communication, accessibility, ergonomics, way finding and relaxing/recharging. Incorporate appropriate lighting needs, electrical considerations and telecommunication access into your design solution. Program Requirements Public access point o Provides a closable and lockable public access point for non-operating hours and in case of emergency. Customer service desk/station o Provides space for two employees. o Offers front of store presence for street view and ease of access from terminal for security and client privacy. o Features concierge service for up-to-the-minute flight and travel information. o Provides tech support assistance/maintenance, check in/out and retail transactions. Check in-out/retail service area o Located adjacent to the retail area and public access point. o Surface should be at least 4 linear feet long. Lounge area o Offers space to relax and unwind during travel. o Provides minimum seating for eight, with ample and accessible outlets at all eight seats. o Located adjacent to the retail service area. o Offers privacy from terminal, yet functions as social space. Retail area o Offers refreshments and technology/travel accessories. o Provides a minimum of two 3 feet deep x 4 feet wide refrigeration units. o Features three 4-foot-wide x 18-inches-deep wall panels to accommodate both flexible wall shelves and hanging retail products. o Located at the front of the space for ease of customer access. o Located adjacent or connected to the eat-in area, albeit within the store. (This is treated as public space.) o Incorporates appropriate shelving/display systems for types of products sold. o Includes at least 12 cubic feet of designated product storage in the retail area. Eat-in area o Includes seating for six at bar- or chair-height table. o Includes a microwave, a hot/cold water cooler, and a Keurig station with above or under counter storage. o Located adjacent to the retail area. Work stations o Includes semi-private seating areas for at least four work stations. Consider acoustic and privacy needs for mobile phone and client communications. Must include a work surface (30 inches above finished floor [AFF]), chair and power/data access. Complete audio and visual privacy is not required. Located near the lounge area. o Provides a minimum of four computer access stations. Provides space for two Mac and two PC stations. Located adjacent to the semi-private seating area (work and communication stations). ASID 2014 Student Design Competition 2

3 Offers some privacy, but complete audio and visual privacy is not required. o Note: total of 8 minimal workspaces. Printer area o Provides a multi-function printer/copier/fax. o Includes worksurface, paper storage, waste and recylcing stations. Conference rooms o Provides at least two private conference rooms. o Must accommodate up to four people. o Consider acoustic and privacy needs for meetings. o Each room is to include a table (30 inches high AFF), chairs, power/data access, white board and projector. o Includes lighting control for projector presentations. o Rooms are to be easily monitored in some manner. Storage area o Space must include a total at least 24 square feet. o Must have a minimum interior depth of 2 feet. Project Code Requirements Code requirements listed below are for the purpose of this competition project only. Your floor plan will be evaluated for compliance with these code requirements. Using the following codes, develop your design solution for the total space as necessary to protect the health safety and welfare of the public. The space must provide two primary exits/means of egress and the exits must be a minimum of 25.0 feet apart, measured along the interior path of travel. Exit doors must open in the direction of exit travel, and when open in any position, shall not project more than 7 inches into any corridor. Paths of travel leading to an exit may not pass through a secondary occupied space subject to closure by doors, containing storage materials or with items that project into the path of travel. All paths of travel must be accessible (barrier-free) and provide a 5.0-foot turning circle (shown as a dotted line) at changes of travel direction. (Turning into a room does not require a 5.0-foot turning circle.) The minimum interior corridor width must be 44 inches. You must consider the open dimension of storage elements, such as closet doors and file drawers, if you choose to locate them along the interior path of travel. This open dimension may not restrict the minimum required clear width of the path of travel. All door openings shall be a minimum of 3.0 feet wide, with an 18-inch clear space on the pull side of the door and a 12-inch clear space on the push side of the door. All accessible (barrier-free) counters (sinks, reception, etc.) must be a maximum of 34 inches AFF. There must be a minimum of 44 inches between parallel work surfaces. Walls must not terminate in glazing. Submission Requirements Your solution, which will be presented as a pdf file containing a cover page and digital boards, must include the following: Cover Page Include your project title and relevant images. Write a concept statement (250-words maximum) describing how your proposed design solution addresses and meets the needs of the project problems and parameters. Digital Boards ASID 2014 Student Design Competition 3

4 Provide a dimensional floor plan (drawn to scale) and/or furniture plan. (Note: For presentation purposes, the dimensional floor plan may be combined with the furniture plan and may be rendered.) Include a reflected ceiling plan, with lighting with appropriate annotations. Include an electrical plan, with appropriate annotations Submissions must include at least two additional drawings of the space, which may include elevation, perspective, isometric, orthographic or axonometric drawings. Additional materials, furniture and finishes also may be shown/described. Subsequent pages may include items that further communicate your design solution (including elevations, renderings, finishes, furnishings, schedules, wall sections and/or any other details needed to understand the scope of the design). Submission Standards Each entry must be submitted as one digital document that includes all statements, drawings and other information that best convey your design intent. Submit an 11 x 17-inch design board, as a single, digital document (PDF format). Submit one board minimum, five boards maximum. Each board should be composed of vector art and/or raster images. Raster images should be at a resolution no less than 200 dpi and no greater than 300 dpi to maintain both visual clarity and manageable file sizes. Please make sure all of your boards can be clearly read at both distant and magnified views. Project may be hand drawn, computer generated and/or a combination of both. Notations and labeling must be clear and legible in simple type font. Images of your selected finishes may be scanned, digitally photographed, or downloaded from the Web. These may be formatted, sized, noted and arranged on your boards at your discretion. These also shall fall within the raster image resolution requirements stated above. Spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammatical errors are grounds for immediate disqualification. Your name and school MUST NOT appear on any of your final submission pieces. Including this information anywhere on your boards shall be grounds for immediate disqualification. Please include this information only where requested on the online entry platform. Submissions must be from individual entrants, rather than from teams. Submissions from teams of two or more entrants will be disqualified. Entry Evaluation Criteria Your solution will be evaluated on its vision, functionality, human impact, innovation and presentation. Vision: Does the project solution to address the project specifications and requirements as indicated and is the solution presented clearly? Do the design concept statement and the visual presentation (e.g., plans, drawings, renderings, furnishings, materials, finishes, etc.) articulate the scope of project within the competition entry format? Functionality: Does the solution meet the functional requirements and does the space planning achieve the functional objectives? Does the project demonstrate an effective and appropriate use of materials, finishes, furnishings, lighting for the purpose of the space? Does the solution use universal design principles and sustainable practices where applicable? Human Impact: Does the solution demonstrate the positive impacts of the design on the human experience? Does the project outcome address the human interaction and response to the space (e.g., sociological, psychological and emotional factors) through the concept statement, notations as necessary, and in the visual presentation? Innovation: Does the design solution show originality, ingenuity and creativity in problem solving? Is innovation and creativity employed in the overall design, including use of the ASID 2014 Student Design Competition 4

5 principles and elements of design, materials, finishes, furnishings and lighting? Does the solution demonstrate attention to detail? Presentation: Does the visual presentation show high-quality craftsmanship and composition in every element of the entry? ASID 2014 Student Design Competition 5