designBridge Continues to Create Great Projects for 4j Students

The latest designBridge team had their final review presentation on Wednesday for the “Camas Pedal” project. The Camas Ridge bike shelter is the third project in a collaboration between the University of Oregon Architecture School’s designBridge program and the Eugene School District 4J. The previous projects were at Edison Elementary (completed 2009) and Roosevelt Middle School (Green Wheel– still in progress).

Camas Pedal is a project that will design and build a bike shelter for the students at Camas Ridge Community school. The goal is for the structure to be “a gathering space, a school icon, and give the school community more reasons to get excited about biking!” The designBridge project is sponsored in part by the Oregon Transportation Research Consortium (OTREC) as well as local contractors, builders, donors, and the sweat and volunteer time of the students.

The design review was attended by Wally Bryant, the principal at Camas Ridge, Larry Massey, the 4J lead Architect, and Mike McCann, the lead parent volunteer on the project. The team not only gave a great presentation with posters, a full permit set, and a site model but they also had a full scale mock-up of one part of the structure!  The team did an impressive job not only on the presentation but also in the creation of the design part of the project.  They have worked with the students, the school, and the various resources available through local architects, builders, and suppliers.  They have already procured some donations of materials and are continuing to look for more funding to be able to complete the “build” portion of the project in the Spring. As they say on their blog:

“We have put so much heart and time into this project, and have developed such a great relationship with Camas Ridge that we are really anxious to start building, get the students involved, and provide a spectacular place for the school…we are very BIKECITED!”

We’re Bikecited too!!! Keep up the great work!
Here are a couple more shots from the presentation:

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