Assignment: Study the structure of the Hennepin County Plymouth Library, designed by BTR Architects in 2010. Build a large scale model and a set of detail drawings to further understand the structure.
Through modeling and the creation of AutoCAD documents, I was able to understand structural and sustainable design elements and practices. This library has a steel frame and glass curtain wall system. Steel trusses on the ceiling and in the walls allow the interior to have an large, open plan. The building has many sustainable qualities, such as a green roof, raised floor ventilation system, and insulated corrugated glass.
*The model was a combined effort with one partner.