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ACE Mentor L.A./O.C Student Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Ruby Chen
44:09
What are the steps to architectural design?
Justin Tran
48:11
How much Capital Structure does it take for investors to contribute to a architecture project?
Ester Rosas
48:49
would it be if 2 different architect design the same same like copy?
Ruby Chen
49:01
Are there any stages of architectural design?
Ester Rosas
49:35
how long does it take to come with a design
Tim House, Mentor
49:39
Justin, the amount of money needed to start a project depends entirely on the size of the project.
Ricky Vega, Mentor
49:43
Justin, the costs varies by project type and size. I have done projects that are $500,000 and others that are 150 million $
Anne Ettley
49:48
Mentors, please feel free to jump on chat and respond to student questions. Thanks!
Moises Lique
50:00
How do the clients get the budget for the projects?
Jacob Millman
50:07
User type is the type of people that go in the building right
David Hernandez
50:46
are there different regulations for different buildings?
Tim House, Mentor
50:48
Ruby, There aren't specific steps to architectural design. We are showing you one method of one step.
Ricky Vega, Mentor
50:54
Ester, sometimes a small project designing can take a couple of weeks, lager projects usually 2-3 months of concept design
Mario Quesada, Mentor
51:01
Jacob, yes and there can me multiple user types. A school has teachers, students, and staff
Mario Quesada, Mentor
51:41
David, yes the regulations are often different for different buildings. Especially true in California
Ester Rosas
51:44
what is the most a person will make from the profit?
Tim House, Mentor
51:50
Type of regulations - The building code is complex and varies from being generic to all building types or can be based on occupancy type.
Mark DeMarta- Mentor
52:11
budget is often determined what the final value of the project will be. You don't want to build something that will lose money. Sometimes budgewt is determined by how much money you can borrow.
Ricky Vega, Mentor
52:20
Moises - for private projects they will ask investors and banks for loans
Moises Lique
54:03
Is it that easy? or do you have to try to convince the bank for loans like persuading them?
Ruby Chen
54:29
Does architectural designers have to create a sketch of the architecture before constructing the architecture?
Ester Rosas
54:39
will the banks always help out ?
Ruby Chen
54:53
Does architectural design cease for a period of time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
Mark Patterson
55:08
Q:Is it that easy? or do you have to try to convince the bank for loans like persuading them?
Tim House, Mentor
55:17
The design and construction team, unless they are owners, are not a factor in successfully obtaining loans or other finances. The financial responsibility lies on the building owner.
Ruby Chen
55:24
Which design app do people usually use to design buildings?
Ricky Vega, Mentor
55:25
Moises - it takes a lot of studies and predicting the market - there is risk involved and developers have to convince investors to take that risk
Mario Quesada, Mentor
55:41
Ruby, the designs start as sketches and models and eventually evolve over time into construction drawings that become the "blueprints" used to build the building
Rebekah You, Mentor
55:55
Ruby, it could be by hand sketch or computer sketch, 3D visual work. There are lots of good tool.
Kevin McNulty
55:56
Profit is how much money you make after all your expenses and can depend on the type of contract and how you will deliver the project. If you have a flat fee on top of your expenses, say 5%, that will be your profit. If you promise to deliver a project for $5M as a flat fee, and only spend $4.5M, you get a $500k fee!
Ricky Vega, Mentor
56:14
Sometimes banks will not loan the money because they feel the risk is not worth the reward
Tim House, Mentor
56:21
COVID-19 - design did not stop for the pandemic. We moved to work from home. Some projects were canceled or put on hold. but if the money was already dedicated to a project, that project continued.
Ruby Chen
56:33
How much does it usually take to rebuild a building after a natural disaster struck?
Emilee Xie
56:59
How does the pandemic affect construction?
rawan saab
57:04
how often are new architectural designs created?
Karl Sobel, Mentor
57:08
Ruby, Shelter is a basic human need and will always be needed, even in a pandemic. Thus, design and construction will continue
Jose Lopez
57:20
how do you counter a flood?
Itzel Valencia
57:20
How difficult is it to get a job in architectural design
Ruby Chen
57:42
Do you have to get some training in order to become an architect?
Karl Sobel, Mentor
57:47
Rawan, New design is constantly happening around the world by designers and firms everywhere
Jacob Millman
57:50
when people build a building on a mountain, do they have to destroy part of it or can they just build on it or around it
Joe O'Hara, Mentor
57:56
Ruby, the cost to rebuild will be determined a lot by the local market. For example, the cost to rebuild a building in Los Angeles will be different than the cost to rebuild something in New Orleans.
Ester Rosas
58:15
what do you need for architectural design?
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
58:33
Ruby, there are different stages of architectural design. Generally it breaks down into what's called Schematic Design, Design Development, and then Construction Documentation.Your mentors can go into more detail, but 1) Schematic design is the basic concept (think concept sketches, early ideas); 2) Design Development is when you take those concepts and start developing them, thinking though the details and the logistics, and then 3) Construction Documents - this is the drawings the architect creates for the contractor to build. It's the fully developed, detailed set with detail drawings that show the contractor how to build the connections, etc.
Subrina Kuo
58:34
Architecture's relation with landscape architecture and interior design?
Kevin McNulty
58:35
Ruby, you have to have an accredited degree, internship completion, and pass the exams
Karl Sobel, Mentor
58:36
Jose, you can counter a flood by raising the building off the ground. You can create areas to retain and push the flow of water
Ruby Chen
58:37
Why makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa unique?
Mario Quesada, Mentor
58:41
Itzel, many jobs in architecture begin as internships in college and over time you learn and grow. A lot of training is required to become a licensed architect and even then we learn for the rest of our careers
Ruby Chen
59:06
How did architects make the Leaning Tower of Pisa tilt sideways?
Hanson-Mentor Yu
59:17
Ruby: rebuilding residential homes after a natural disaster can cost around $200/sf but of course can vary from $150-$350/sf depending on level of finishes/amenities
Mario Quesada, Mentor
59:28
Ruby, the leaning tower is unique because it LEANS! :) We discussed this last week, it didn't lean when it was built
Katie Wood, Mentor
59:34
Pandemic impacted construction at the in several ways--mostly cost and time impacts. Lots of extra costs for added PPE, temperature screeners, etc. Another example, we couldn't put 10 people in a construction elevator at the same time, only three. So there was a lot of inefficiency to move people around to do their jobs.
Ester Rosas
59:35
whats the longest someone has came up with a design and put it out there
Karl Sobel, Mentor
59:39
Jacob, Whether to modify your site (like a mountain) or let the site modify your design is one of the great challenges and decisions of design
Ester Rosas
59:40
?
Rick Vaughn
59:40
Floods can be managed by Levies, Dikes, Dams and other water control measures
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:00:04
Ruby and Ester, there's different levels of entering architectural design. You could be a designer, which you don't necessarily need a license for. But if you want to become a licensed architect, you have to pass 5 exams in the US + 1 additional in California. There's different requirements but the traditional route is 5 years of college + a documented number of hours learning under a licensed architect + the 5 or 6 licensure exams.
Catherine Ramirez
01:00:09
Do architects travel alot?
Ruby Chen
01:00:13
How did the leaning tower of pisa lean over time?
Jose Lopez
01:00:32
what's NET-ZERO?
Ricky Vega, Mentor
01:00:43
Ruby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:01:10
Jose, net zero means that the building produces just as much energy as it uses, so it equals (nets) a zero sum of energy use.
Karl Sobel, Mentor
01:01:27
Ester, Some designs and construction can take a long time. The Sagrada Familia (a famous church in Barcelona Spain) has been under construction for nearly 140 years! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia
Rick Vaughn
01:01:36
Net Zero or Net Positive ratings for carbon, water, waste and ecology. This recognises buildings that completely neutralise or positively redress their carbon emissions, water consumption, solid waste to landfill and/or negative ecological impacts.
Amalia Juarez
01:01:45
What can be submitted in an architecture portfolio?
Subrina Kuo
01:01:57
Environmental design vs. Architecture? Can you go for architect license after a bachelor in environmental design?
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:01:58
Catherine, it depends! There's a lot of different type of architecture and architectural firms! You could be a local architect who works in just one city, but there are also architects who work all around the US or the world and travel often!
Ricky Vega, Mentor
01:02:37
Amalia - You can submit sketches, photography, sculptures, anything that highlights your creative mind.
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:02:44
Amalia - a lot! For college applications, the goal is to show your creativity! My architecture portfolio included my photography, ceramics, painting, and welding!
Mario Quesada, Mentor
01:02:51
Sabrina, yes you can but it is easier to get licensed if you have a Bachelor or Master of Architecture from an accredited university
Rebekah You, Mentor
01:03:07
Architecture / Interior / Landscapes all are doing spatial design, but majors are separated. In my case, I did interior design in college and went to Master of Arch. the March was in environmental design department.
Karl Sobel, Mentor
01:03:19
Amalia, my portfolio which I used to apply to college had hand sketches, paintings and sculpture photos
Kevin McNulty
01:03:49
Sabrina, you can get an environmental design undergrad degree and then get a masters in architecture, or the other way around
Ester Rosas
01:03:59
has there been someone that has made a design a short amount of time?
Jose Lopez
01:04:11
I'll pick Bob Ross
Tim House, Mentor
01:04:14
Subrina - I have an environmental design degree, but without my bachelor of architecture, I wasn't eligible to take my architecture exams.
Kevin McNulty
01:04:18
I have a film production undergrad degree and a grad degree in Arch
Edgar Sanchez
01:04:22
Bill Murray
Brian Artica, Teacher
01:04:32
Go Lakers!
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:04:43
Subrina, you could also consider double majoring (if you're ambitious), or a minor. I went to Cal Poly and got a minor in Sustainable Environments. they go hand in hand :)
Johnaton Bullock
01:04:47
#Lakeshow
Edith Bailon (mentor)
01:05:07
Ester, what would you consider a short amount of time?
Jose Lopez
01:05:16
what's the skribbles?
Itzel Valencia
01:05:34
Disney concert hall
Betsy Mariano
01:05:42
^
Ruby Chen
01:05:47
The Dorothy Chandler Hall?
Karl Sobel, Mentor
01:05:57
Sabrina, I have an undergraduate 4-year degree in Architecture, and instead of getting Graduate degree, I started working right away before taking my exams and getting licensed
Subrina Kuo
01:06:04
I heard that the accredited architecture program in really intense, and its kinda impossible to double major with it.
Mario Quesada, Mentor
01:06:16
Those of you who are interested in better understanding the journey to becoming a licensed architect should check out NCARB.org. This is the organization that regulates the practice of architecture in the USA and the process of getting licensed
Young Byun, Mentor
01:06:20
Frank Gehry building downtown
Catherine Ramirez
01:06:25
walt disney concert hall
Jacob Millman
01:06:25
do tall building like the skyscrapers in downtown LA have features like is it immune to earthquakes or tsunamis
Aarjuion Green
01:06:26
disny conert hall
Betsy Mariano
01:06:28
disney concert hall
Moises Lique
01:06:29
Disney concert hall
Piper Guthrie
01:06:32
Disney concert hall
Galilee Contreras
01:06:33
Disney concert hall
Ed Gaites
01:06:37
concert hall
Jose Lopez
01:06:40
disney concert hall
Maximus Bowley
01:06:40
the diseny concert hall
Mario Quesada, Mentor
01:07:04
Subrina, it is intense and you won't sleep much! But it is a lot of fun, in my opinion. Double majoring would be very tough
Karl Sobel, Mentor
01:07:24
Jacob, All buildings in California have to be designed to resist earthquakes
Amalia Juarez
01:07:48
Is there a place in architecture for people who aren't as creative?
Jacob Millman
01:07:51
Really??
Itzel Valencia
01:07:53
Any advice for people applying to college wanting to be an architect
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:08:02
Subrina - it's definitely difficult to double major in anything + architecture. Architecture degrees take a lot of work, but it's certainly not impossible. Going through an accredited program is definitely the easiest way (and the most traditional way) to become eligible to take your exams, but there are technically other ways that NCARB allows you to take exams without an accredited degree.
Katie Wood, Mentor
01:08:18
Amalia - construction! :)
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:09:41
Amalia - what's your definition of creativity? What's the reason you're interested in architecture? I would say I'm not the "typical creative" - art / drawing / sketching isn't necessarily my thing, but (like I previously mentioned) I love ceramics and welding. So I got interested in the details of architecture and love the construction documentation part of architecture. I'm a bit of the "odd man out" but I would argue I still have creativity ;)
Tim House, Mentor
01:09:46
Jamboard session links:01https://jamboard.google.com/d/13TYyIK31Y5xvjYBJA9jpZSLRzWynfcvvAHv6gGrF8pM/edit?usp=sharing02https://jamboard.google.com/d/1y88vamB-fvGPpRxj4Zxh2Ti84h8Qn1HRecuvgfWN4ps/edit?usp=sharing03https://jamboard.google.com/d/1ZuBDIJ-XEsdbulQEO812PtfLLIGCzYJVs0PH1a-Oebo/edit?usp=sharing04https://jamboard.google.com/d/1vVwcL2DLYUqZlOaevU6TNCRnEMpuyOEQsRl1z74g7wY/edit?usp=sharing05https://jamboard.google.com/d/1aDTn_XXoUQqf4XaqRUqUsqdOA2aPbHBJM_Fa3C0VZlY/edit?usp=sharing06https://jamboard.google.com/d/1WZP5gzqICfGviiBQbj8Cvz3HMAxWbLtZ5kqRx4ZCW24/edit?usp=sharing07https://jamboard.google.com/d/19BzTKDjoC9h-9nDh5sAjbMWhCwK-_FTg45rCv7uqWEU/edit?usp=sharing08https://jamboard.google.com/d/1UGvg5y4YcZNqi_vVvSImhh3hfPGH57POMAFQYPBtY_E/edit?usp=sharing09https://jamboard.google.com/d/1W3AnJD8eU0FRpls7ajXOa0eZ_PqyQv1tQDSbaO-6rFA/edit?usp=sharing10https://jamboard.google.com/d/1tzxnB6SfvqDRKwjhXNngtswiNIVG6I-4MLc-5tv_ilc/edit?usp=sharing
Dana Ritter
01:10:07
Amalia - I can attest to what Katie said about getting into construction. I received a Master of Architecture and decided I was really more interested in seeing the process of buildings going together, so I now work for a great construction management company
Jacob Millman
01:10:13
how do you know which one to go
oscar huezo
01:10:27
How do I know what jamboard I am in?
Christi Fu, Arcadis, Mentor
01:10:31
Amalia - also engineering
Kelsey Lew, Mentor (Dorsey High)
01:10:31
Jacob - a pop-up will tell you
Subrina Kuo
01:11:06
I am kind of debating about going for SED or architecture, I am interested in the sustainable aspect og things, but still cant decide
Maximus Bowley
01:50:04
wait you guys said homework do you guys mean the Take Home Challenge?
Itzel Valencia
01:50:40
Group 4
Ester Rosas
01:51:10
group 9
Cynthia Dorado - Teacher
01:51:55
Can the el rancho kids send me a private chat so I can for sure notice your name
Katie Wood, Mentor
01:53:39
_What was the most important design factor of your vision board and why?_What is one factor that your team added that wasn’t listed that had a big influence and why?_What was the easiest factor to decide on? What made it easier than other factors?_What was the hardest factor to decide on? What made it harder than others? How did your group come to a consensus on it?
Derek Kilian
01:56:10
Group 2 will present, as well
Ruby Chen
01:56:18
Group 5
Moises Lique
01:58:48
group 6
Jason Dunster, Mentor
01:59:39
I like how you put your names on the vision board, Team 9. Smart idea!
Amalia Juarez
01:59:44
Group 8
Camila Guevara
02:10:25
where do we submit it ?
Tim House, Mentor
02:10:29
ACE Mentor L.A./O.C. (Anne Ettley) <anne@acementorla.org>
Jason Dunster, Mentor
02:10:31
Great job everyone, this is the fastest I've seen vision boards made and they're all impressive!
Katie Wood, Mentor
02:10:57
Loved all the creativity from the vision boards! Shout-out to Group 04!
Flavio Salazar, Mentor
02:11:42
Take Home Challenge due next Thursday! Please submit something ^.^
Anne Ettley
02:11:57
Congratulations to the following pizza gift card winners. If you have a personal email account, please email Anne Ettley at anne@acementorla.org to be sure your school email does not block the certificate:Rawan SaadAbbas SaabKirsten BaliPiper GuthrieChelsea VelascoSubrina KuoJustin TranItzel Valencia
Tim House, Mentor
02:12:08
Anne's email again - anne@acementorla.org
Mark DeMarta- Mentor
02:12:39
Your designs can be very simple, sketch on napkin, whatever, "just do it"
Jenny Ly, Mentor
02:12:55
good job everyone!!! awesome vision boards
Sakari Ajiduah, Mentor
02:13:05
great job everyone!
Jose Lopez
02:13:06
can the model be with play-doh?
Ruby Chen
02:13:09
THX
Tim House, Mentor
02:13:17
Play-doh - YESSSS
Mark DeMarta- Mentor
02:13:32
play doh, YES
Jose Lopez
02:13:42
could we use Legos for the model?
Mark DeMarta- Mentor
02:14:01
Legos yes
Andrea Stalker, Mentor
02:14:02
Absolutely. We love Legos.
Karl Sobel, Mentor
02:14:23
Great job everyone!! I am looking forward to everyone using your new Vision Board tools and skills on the nest ACE Spring Design project!
Omoné Livingston, Mentor
02:14:29
Great job everybody!