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Another valuable asset taught during the course was how to adapt a design during the construction process, when mistakes in design strategy or assembly occur. I also learned a myriad of valuable wood shop skills such as using the CNC router, at least 6 different types of saws, wood properties and joinery, and finishing techniques. I fully conceived, constructed, and finished this desk made of FSC certified Louisiana White Ash.

Design-Build Expandable Desk

This expandable desk was conceived in a Product-Making class at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium. The class was based off of the assumption that one must make in order to know. Its goal was for students to explore design through actual production of a product. The process of making helped us discover how to design while adhering to a particular material’s properties and exploring joinery and detail.

Spring 2012

Laura Martin Portfolio  
Laura Martin Portfolio  

Undergraduate Architectural Work