BIG THOUGHT ARCHITECTURE
Visit to Omniplan
We visit Omniplan, it was really fun, educational, and inspiring!
Different people come up and describe their job, responsibilities, and how they were inspired to be an architect.
Emily Teng describes this plan and has us look at the geometric shapes of the buildings.
Looking at plans
Carlyn and the students discussed why they thought they designed the roads and layouts the way they did. They saw the overall details of the planning that needs to happen in the early stages of architecture.
Emily talks about perspective, elevation, and design.
Students were eager to ask questions and learn more.
We looked at some handouts and saw all the remarkable buildings Omniplan has built and the ones they are planning to build.
We walked across the street to the Dallas Museum of Art and viewed the buildings.
Seeing in a new light
Emily Teng now has us seeing the buildings in a new light.
Architecture at Omniplan
Emily came the Tuesday before the trip and spoke to the students about her chosen path to be an architect. She also focused on the math, perspective and geometry involved in the daily building of projects.
At Omniplan, Emily brought together several different speakers to talk about the different roles people have within the firm. They each talked to the students about how they were initially attracted to the profession and the hard work which brought them there. We had a female speaker talking about her job working on the interior layout and materials chosen for the buildings.
Another architect, who was originally from Mexico, talked about his story and role in the firm. He is a master drafter and specializes in computer drawings for the projects as they are being built for both the customer and for the other architects who are working on the plan.
We split up into groups and took a tour of the firm.
We saw the models, technology, and details that go into creating a full project from hand built wooden models to those using the 3-d printer.