The gridshell is a lightweight structure composed of welded steel rods and clad in perforated metal panels. Erected in multiple stages, the gridshell is an experimental lightweight structure.Learn More
To better understand the the Gridshell site and the West face of The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, watch the Flyover video.
This project is an initiative to RE-CONCEIVE the main entrance of CAPLA [college of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture] west at the University of Arizona. It is being delivered in fall 2015, aiming for completion by 2016, through STUDENT ENGAGEMENT by a combined undergraduate and masters DESIGN BUILD STUDIO working with a stakeholder team ranging from the college, to the university, to the city of Tucson, to international academic groups. The project includes an INTEGRATED URBAN LANDSCAPE as well as a GRIDSHELL SHADE PAVILION funded by an international multi-university research grant sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The grant is dedicated to researching best practices in educational design build.
Architecture is not just about lineweights.
- Ryan Stucka
The project would not be possible without 100% support from the University of Arizona and Facilities Management.
- Chris Trumble