Learn how Canstruction Atlanta 2017 teams get inspired to design and build their canstructures by reading these interviews

Learn how select Canstruction Atlanta 2017 teams get inspired to conceptualize, design and build their canstructures by reading these personal interviews with them!

 To get involved with Canstruction Atlanta 2017 in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank: https://www.canstructionatl.com

 Team Interview:

Cooper Carry – The Center for Connective Architecture: http://www.coopercarry.com

Uzun + Case: http://uzuncase.com

Winter Construction: http://winter-construction.com

What was your team’s motivation for 2017 Canstruction Atlanta participation?

Our team has participated in the Canstruction for many years and we are always inspired by our teammates and competitors about what we can achieve for the Food Bank when we all come together to build these structures. We believe that we can positively impact the lives of others through our participation in Canstruction and seek to provide more cans and donations each and every year.

 Without giving away any undisclosed information about your 2017 Canstruction Atlanta can structure’s design, how will your team glean inspiration to conceptualize your structure?

Our intent with all our structures is to come up with a theme that has deep roots in our culture that ultimately conveys a message of tackling hunger in our community. Recognition and familiarity call people’s attention to the structure and create interest and intrigue.  When people can relate to the subject matter and get excited about it, we are creating awareness.  The images and graphics of a structure have a much greater impact than merely asking people for donations, so we like to pick topics that create energy and excitement to ultimately engage the public, hoping that people will want to get involved.

How does your team’s day-to-day work and expertise translate to your 2017 Canstruction Atlanta can structure’s design planning?

Much like the process for the buildings we design/build in our firms, a lot of teamwork and coordination is involved.  We usually start by pinning down the main concept and getting everyone excited about the build. The tools we use for our Canstruction design are the same ones we use in building design and we try and be as precise as possible when calculating our can count and estimated fundraising goals.  It is extremely satisfying to take the skills we use every day and implement them for a great charity event. Our team is unique in the fact that we have joined forces between an architecture firm, engineering firm, and a construction company.  We each have different skills that are tremendously useful when it comes to designing, planning and building our Canstructures.

Please provide the names and titles of your team’s participants.

Allison Clark, Architectural Designer

Chris Hunter, Project Engineer

Rachel Ford-Fink, Structural Engineer

Elias Darham, Architectural Designer

Bryan Alexander, Marketing Coordinator

Team Interview:

Randall-Paulson Architects, LLC: www.randallpaulson.com

PES Structural Engineers, LLC: http://pesengineers.com

What was your team’s motivation for 2017 Canstruction Atlanta participation?

Both companies have been participating in the Atlanta Canstruction event on and off for the last ten years, so we love the tradition, admire the cause and get excited to participate!

Without giving away any undisclosed information about your 2017 Canstruction Atlanta can structure’s design, how will your team glean inspiration to conceptualize your structure?

Randall-Paulson Architects and PES Structural Engineers have teamed up for several years and go head-to-head in a design competition for the overall theme for the build, and this year a design concept by a structural engineer got the majority vote with their mainstream idea.

How does your team’s day-to-day work and expertise translate to your 2017 Canstruction Atlanta can structure’s design planning?

There is a direct translation from our day-to-day work as architects and structural engineers that aid us in our CANstruction build, which goes beyond our use of the familiar BIM software we use professionally (Revit) to model each can and plan the final can structures.

By utilizing the same breakout of project phases like we typically do, which include Schematic Design (our head-to-head competition), Design Development (handled with a kick-off meeting), and Construction Documents (modeling and printing the final design), help with the planning of the final structure. Furthermore, RPA and PES regularly work together on many projects around the country and so the collaboration we do to support our philanthropic goals help us form a more personal relationship with those we work with on a regular basis.

Please provide the names and titles of your team’s participants.
Jamie Schlenker, RPA
Jonathan McConnell, RPA
Graham Brasic, PES
Andrea Goldstein, PES
Stefan Keuller, PES
David Aucoin, PES
Ashley Brammer, PES
Nicole Miles, RPA
Sabrina Heard, RPA

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