DESIGN COMMITTEE

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construction documents: provide service and/or consult with specialists
    • Landscape architects
    • Structural
    • Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) and fire protection
      • Water catchment systems
      • Renewable energy systems
      • Telecommunication systems
    • Codes
    • Sustainable design and lighting
    • Structural engineer of recor
    • Civil
    • Site / hazmat
    • Acoustics audiovisual
    • Accessibility
    • Cost estimating
    • Hardware
    • Specifications
    • Wood shop / digital fabrication
  • Collaborating with the Legal Committee on permits required for build from nation, state, town, and institution.
  • Collaborating with the Permaculture Committee on ecological design and food production
  • Identify resource providers

REQUIREMENTS

  • Technical background in building and construction technology, architecture, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer systems engineering, civil and environmental engineering and/or a willpower to learn
  • Strong writing skills for the construction documents and/or a drive to cultivate one’s professional writing skills
  • Able to work well in teams. Good interpersonal skills for consulting with professionals and contributing effectively to design charrettes and/or a willpower to nurture this skill
  • Being of any age, income, and culture

THE TEAM

Jose LaSalle

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I am a UMass Amherst student studying electrical engineering, expecting to graduate in May 2016. I am fascinated by the nature of electricity and have taken recent interest into ecological building. The BioSTEAD Initiative offers me the opportunity to exercise my passions in renewable energy systems and green building. Come by for a cup of tea if you’d like the full story.

John D. Grant

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Gabe Sylvester

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Gilson Hogan

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Yamaan Ziade

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