Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Winning Projects

This year’s Sprint Project with Armstrong saw 27 design teams exploring 4 distinct areas: Discontinuous Ceilings, Modular Geometrics, Vertical Installations/Blades and Low Relief/3D Ceilings. One final design was chosen as the winner in each category. Read on to learn the … Continue reading

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Sprint to the Finish

The final day of the Sprint Project is in many ways the toughest. The week has been long and the pace fast. The models are made, the boards are printed and the enormous amount of work that’s been done comes … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

Tuesday’s project-ending presentation to Armstrong is right around the corner. After a strong weekend of work, the teams were back at it today fine tuning the details of their designs and creating final models. The thinking behind every detail of … Continue reading

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Juniors Take The Lead

As the Sprint project progresses, the management role of the Juniors grows more important. Time is tight and ensuring the project stays on track is crucial. The Juniors in each group also assume the responsibility of “primary communicator.” ID Professor … Continue reading

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Armstrong Designers Return for First Sprint Crit

The studios were humming with activity this morning as the teams put the finishing touches on their initial design assertions and prepared for their first client crit at noon. MSID Director Tod Corlett: “With only a week to spend, teams … Continue reading

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Ideas Take Shape

As always, the first 24 hours of our week-long Sprint Project have been action-packed. The design teams are hard at work on research and initial concepting. The first presentation to Armstrong is scheduled for tomorrow and each group is developing … Continue reading

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The Armstrong Sprint Project Kicks Off

The department-wide Sprint Project began today with a comprehensive presentation by Armstrong World Industries, this year’s project sponsor. Armstrong is the leader in acoustical ceiling solutions and is partnering with PhilaU ID to explore new possibilities in that area. Armstrong … Continue reading

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Rapid Prototyping Capabilities Expand

Over the holiday break, MSID student John Pickard has been spending a great deal of time in the Rapid Prototyping Lab exploring the capabilities of the department’s CNC machine. The CNC is most often used to cut wood and wood-based … Continue reading

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