MoBBQ is a business proposal and BBQ truck design for the neighborhood of Garfield in Pittsburgh, PA. It is a collaboration by Katherine Kokoska, Laura Maund, Benjamin Imhoff, Ibrahim Garcia-Bengochea, and myself. This is a real proposal done under the guidance of John Folan for a class called Issues of Practice.
Issues of Practice is a required course taught in the fifth year. It consists of three modules: Personal Promotion, Emerging Professional's Companion, and Excursions. The Personal Promotion module provides the students with a framework to create a resume, cover letter, and portfolio. The EPC (Emerging Professional's Companion) provides concentrated study in different aspects of professional practice. The Excursions require students to see how architecture relates to the wider world with architecturally related events that can include volunteer opportunities, lectures, mentorship, or teaching.
Chateau Redevelopment Plan
At the end of Fall 2011 semester, all groups in the Urban Lab studio compiled all of their proposed projects for the Chateau neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA into this book. It walks you through how all 16 proposed projects begin to integrate together to make this very industrial neighborhood have more of a community and residential feel to it.