Today we learned how to turn our goals articulation and site assessment observations to create schematic designs which we will use to make our final design for the 50 acre site.  Then we will create some details within the final design.  This is a very creative process where all the ideas get out on paper so everyone can take a look at them.  We took each element desired for the design and laid them all out.  These turn into a basic schematic using a really ugly rough outline of the site with all of the important elements drawn in.   These don’t have to make sense or look good, they are just brainstorms, so they can be talked about and thought through from many angles.  The idea is just to generate draft design ideas.  Each of us in our group produced 10 to 15 designs each, then we put them on the table so we could see what patterns emerged through the group.

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