MSPF DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP Youth Prototype

MSPF DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP Youth Prototype

MSPF DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP Youth Prototype

MSPF DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP Youth Prototype

MSPF DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP Youth Prototype
2016 MSPF Design & Architecture Internship Dates:

Design Workshops:
Mondays, April 18 & 25;
May 2, 9, 16 & 23

Build Work Days:
Monday – Friday, August 1 – 5

Document and Share:
Mondays, September 12 & 19

Partners:
Youth Art Exchange
Dolby

Fourteen High School students from across San Francisco participate in the Design & Architecture Internship to make an impact in their city while learning fundamental design and building skills to create a design project that explores public space. Over the course of six weeks, students worked with artists, architects, city planners, and community members to develop and refine ideas. In the summer, they will spend two weeks building and documenting the prototype design.

The Youth Prototype design is being facilitated by Youth Art Exchange, a youth arts education organization with a citywide reach. They invest in multidisciplinary arts education and leadership development programs for under-served youth, in creating spaces that build a youth-driven community across race, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation, and in building organizational collaborations that strengthen the role of youth and the arts in San Francisco.

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Youth Prototypers


DESIGN CAPTAIN

Craig Hollow

Sagan Piechota Architecture

Alasia

Brittany

Crystal

David

Destiny

Eddy

Emmanuel

Isis

Jackie

Mary Claire

Nehemias

Sara

Sonte

Tahim



Work Created

The students have designed four concept models, and created a process for receiving feedback on their designs from the public. This process includes sharing the models with peers and stakeholders using Instagram and a google survey. In early July, the students will review the feedback and decide on which prototype to build together in August. Once the prototype has been selected, the design captain Craig Hollow will adjust it for accessibility and develop the plan and approach for construction.

Concept Ideas

Bike in the City

Ride a stationary bike on Market Street and compete against others in a race. See your tiny car move through out mini San Francisco on a platform in front of you. Bikes include up to two seats each, so bring a friend! If you wish to not ride, you can meet new people. Sit down around the SF model and watch as the city moves. If you think you can’t handle cycling, you can also use your upper arm strength to push the pedals and enjoy the ride. We want to encourage people to exercise, have fun, and interact with others.

Goals: Encourage exercise, motivate people to work together to achieve the goal, to experience all of San Francisco & Market Street.

Catch a Wave

‘Catch a Wave’ allows the public to experience a beach environment in the middle of San Francisco’s busy downtown area. ‘Catch a Wave’ provides a seating area, an interactive play structure, and a background to take memorable photos. This structure brings a fun and positive feel to Market Street and its surrounding communities.

Goals: We want to bring a calm environment, we want people to have fun, and to make a safe shelter from the rain.

Chosen Youth Prototype

Excalibur

Our prototype name is Excalibur. We want this prototype to make Market Street people feel like they are closer to nature and, most important, for the community to have fun. The scene is a forest/jungle where there will be a rock with the sword which people have to pull together to get out, figuring out how to work together and having the community socialize. Which leads to be in a community and also having fun. And when they pull out the sword, there will be a reward. Even people who are not meant to be the King of Market Street can be worth enough to sit down in our rock garden seating area and enjoy the party/show.

Goals: Make people like they are in the forest, so they will have fun, make people work together, for everyone to meet each other and be friends.

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Selfie Booth

Basically, this idea came about by a couple of young educated students wanting the market street community to come together and enjoy some out of the ordinary activity. So our group came up with the selfie booth to help people that can’t afford to get out of SF to imagine the feeling of leaving and going to an underwater cave, as an example, to have a thrill of underwater scuba diving.

In our model, we have different backgrounds that people can choose from. The stand is for people to put their phone on it and take a photo. The thing that is programming the background is a projector and a screen in the back. In order for someone to take the picture, you need a stranger to help them. The point is for people to cooperate with each other. People will experience being in places that they are not familiar with, since most of the people in SF just work and don’t have time to go out.

Goals: To have the community enjoy and interact with the prototype, and to see things outside of SF and take pictures.