The Department of Civil and Systems Engineering prepares students to tackle the major complex challenges that society faces in the coming decades. As seniors, students are challenged to devise innovative and sustainable solutions to a variety of problems in the built environment.
2020 Design Day Project
This year, teams were tasked with creating hypothetical renovations for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, an existing three-floor building located in Alexandria, VA. The students were challenged to reimagine the rooftop to include an enclosed restaurant with terrace seating, a greenhouse, an agricultural garden, a tool shed, a cistern, and a skylight. Their plans must also include a way to extend the path of an existing passenger elevator.
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Torpedo Factory Art Center – Rooftop Renovation
Team: Zach Epstein, Awoe Mauna-Woanya, Elizabeth Morgan, Daniela Perez-Roldan, Isabel Siordia
Advisor: John Matteo