Bridge as a Teaching Tool

AB Tech’s BluePrint Reading class, taught by Luke Perry, visited the bridge for a hands-on teaching experience.  Students from two different classes spent a few hours observing the prepping of the footings and gaining a unique insight in the production and communication of architectural drawings.  AB Tech students were given the plan set that the Summer DesignBuild Studio students completed this summer.  They were then able to correlate the drawings to the actual built product, and were tasked in finding differences between the original design and how it was built (aside from the fact that it is not in the correct location!).  As with any true design build project, many changes take place in the field, after the drawings are produced.  This, however, did provide for a great teaching moment.  The students are looking forward to spending time on the bridge, located just a few blocks down the road from their school, AB Tech.  Over the summer, AB Tech had an integral role in the studio, providing technical support, tools, and shop space and we appreciate their partnership in this, and future projects.

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