Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekly Architectural Update

Here is a bullet point list of Barrett Studios'  progress to date:

- Analysis of the City of Lafayette zoning code, ongoing.
- Document the existing floor plan background in CAD (Computer Assisted Design), completed.
- Document the existing space program and establish a preliminary proposed program, completed.
- Visits to the building for site analysis and conceptual visioning, 2 visits made, more to come.
- Document site analysis & conceptual ideas, ongoing.

Over the next couple of weeks Barrett Studios will continue to develop diagrams and conceptual sketches that investigate site layout options from a macroview.  
They're looking closely at entry and approach on the site as well as opportunities to integrate beautiful outdoor areas with existing and new building areas so that they make the most of what we have on site.  
They'll also be working to solidify the zoning code parameters, and their meeting with the planning department is key to that resolution.
One helpful item for the program that was discussed is to have staff and/or volunteers assess overall storage needs. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"The game is afoot!" - S. Holmes

Holmes tells Watson:  Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!

Sherlock Holmes Quote
-The Adventure of the The Abbey Grange


It's been a busy two weeks for the BVUUF sleuths collecting data:

  1. After reviewing proposals from 3 different survey companies, they've hired Ehrhart Land Surveying Service to survey the Fellowship's property.

  2. After much ado, they located the Fellowship Title Commitment Documents and forwarded them to the surveyor.

  3. They're in the midst of hiring a soil testing company to analyze the soil in and around our property.

  4. They paid a retainer to the architects, Barrett Studio,  to begin preliminary conceptual designs.

    It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

    Sherlock Holmes Quote
    -A Scandal in Bohemia