2012 Newhouse project #2012936 | school bike shelter
- Collect Info Completed
- Brainstorm Ideas Completed
- Develop Solutions Completed
- Final Design Completed
What's the problem here? Getting started on your bike shelter design.
One of the things that Curie Metropolitan High School needs is a bike shelter. Many of the students don’t ride their bike to school because they feel that their bike is not safe or because of the weather. One thing that I always hear from other students if that it’s expensive to drive to school or sometimes students are late due to traffic. Another reason why they don’t ride their bike to school is because it is in need of repair. It would be wonderful to have a bike repair service area, which will open jobs for students that choose to work there. All the money earned will go to the school and to any bike program that the school has. Also to make bikers commute more comfortable, we could add lockers. It will be a great facility to use in the summer for the community.
How do you Collect Info for this step of the design process?
My work for the Collect Information step:
In the beginning when I started collecting information I started brainstorming basic ideas of what goes in a bike shelter. After that I interviewed bike riders and asked them what they would like to see in a bike shelter. Then I started looking for possible locations to have the bike shelter. It was then that I concluded that the bike shelter should be located on the tennis court next to Curie High School. It would be great for students and for the community. Finally, all thatwas needed were the dimensions of the tennis court and to calculate how much of the area would be used.
How do you Brainstorm Ideas for this step of the design process?
My work for the Brainstorm Ideas step:
After collecting the information needed to start brainstorming; I started sketching possible designs. Based on the survey conducted at Curie Metropolitan High the student body stated that they would use the bike shelter. Most of the students thought that the bike shelter should be able to fit between 100 and 150 bikes and that the shelter should have a repair shop and a café; they would feel more comfortable if the bike was being watched by the staff at the bike shelter. The bike shelter would also have a check in and check out desk for the students.
How do you Develop Solutions for this step of the design process?
My work for the Develop Solutions step:
After brainstorming possible ideas for the bike shelter; I noticed that there wasn’t an office for the staff members. I was then that I decided to add a few lockers for the staff members and for rental. Do far in the sketch there’s an office and two front desks to check in and check out. I have also divided the bike shelter in three sections. One side for the bike racks, the other for repair shop and the third one for customer service and the café.
How do you create a Final Design for this step of the design process?
My work for the Final Design step:
For the final designs we have the floor plan, elevations, interior perspectives, site plan, and an aerial perspective of the bike shelter. In the site plan, it gives you a general idea of where the bike shelter is located. It is located east of the school; where the tennis court is. Then we have the floor plan with the dimensions of the bike shelter. In the interior perspectives we have the bike repair service area, an office, a unisex restroom, and the bike rack area. Finally, we have the elevation drawings of the bike shelter of the north, south, east, and west elevation. We also have a aerial perspective image of the bike shelter. Another thing about the bike shelter is that it is slightly larger than a regular bike sheler. The reason is that we have included a bike repair service area.