The rest of the work is to put our ideas down into site plans and 3D images using photoshop. This part is done by the more experienced members of the group.
Our plans are as follows:
– A handicap accessible ramp that wraps around the stairs at the east entrance and connects to the building on the second level. This ramp will be 10ft wide and filled in beneath (besides the fire escape which will be left open). Then between the ramp and the stairs will be another level which contains plants.
– Another minor entrance to the building on the south side and an amphitheater which extends into the outdoor gallery also on the south side. The other entrance will enter into room 113. It will consist of a raised walk with rocks below. The amphitheater will be a place where professors can bring their classes outside, friends may gather, concerts may be held, etc.
– One last small addition to the entrance will be to use the small space to the right of the stairs on the east side as another place for plants.
The site plan for the project shown below gives a good representation of all the aspects we plan to incorporate into our design to make the east entrance to the Art and Architecture building a more accesible and inviting place.