Friday, February 24, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
This article is from last Spring. I learned a few things about Eden Place Nature Center that I didn't know before:
- The entire site was covered in 8" of topsoil to remediate the lead contaminated soil
- 46% of children under 6 years old have elevated levels of lead in their blood
- Michael Howard had a bomb placed in his mailbox by local gangs
You see people recycling, you see people who have plants. You get to see how things should really be. It makes me feel like I was supposed to be here. It makes me want to do more. - Morgan Sanders
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Update: We've been advised by some of our professors that we more or less have to redo the entire video so hopefully we'll have an entirely new one in about a week.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Ibrahim, our talented Fulbright scholar, ran a physics experiment involving himself and a flight of stairs. The experiment was a success, but Ibrahim fractured his left arm in the process.
In other news Matt (Doctor) is going to be gone for a few days as his wife gave birth to their first child, Lila - 6 lbs 11 oz., this morning. Congratulations to them! In his pursuit of architecture, Matt's previous life consisted of very little sleep. We're quite sure that Lila will help contribute to this downward trend in hours slept per night.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Our site consists of several 25' x 115' lots (typical Chicago lot is 25' x 125"). There was some miscommunication and our survey was done one lot north of the four that what we asked for, so the owner came out and we learned a bit more about how surveys are actually done.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Today we presented our project to the Fuller Park Community Development Board of Directors. This was the first time showing our work to everyone who is working behind the scenes to make Eden Place happen and improve the Fuller Park neighborhood. Our project was very well recieved thanks to the excellent presentation given by Kelly; we also made a few more connections and have more leads for fundraising possibilites.
Here are some of the images we prepared for the presentation