We've started building a model of our final design. It's scale is 1/2" = 1', so instead of being roughly 40'x20' it'll be 20"x10".
And yes, that's leftover mahogany that Joe is using. How did he get it so small? With a table saw and a lot of patience.
This is the M&M (Materials and Metals Building, 1939) on IIT's campus. It was the first building that Mies van der Rohe built in America. It was used to train navel architects during WWII. Now we use it as our model/wood shop. There's a whole other side plus some upstairs rooms with laser cutters and other fun oddities in them.