Schematic Design

First St. John Prototype

We gained valuable feedback from dozens of residents throughout St. John. Sticky notes covered the sheets of drawings with feedback ranging from “I love the open floor plan” to “this exterior is much too modern.” The input, while widely varying, allowed us to understand the feelings of the town about this house and our studio’s work as a whole. Now where do we go from here? We had the six schemes, plenty of input, and 14 students ready to keep working. We took a step back and analyzed common themes in the projects. Certain elements became clearly necessary, such as three bedrooms, an open and connected public space, a higher importance in custom casework, and a need for all of us to realize a single, solid concept.

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