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Salvadori Student Work

 
Our programs provide hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning through the buildings, bridges, parks, and communities that surround our students’ lives. Take a look at examples of our students’ work.
 
At Salvadori, our program curricula includes:

  • Bridges
  • Skyscrapers
  • Landmarks, Monuments and Memorials
  • Skateparks
  • My Community
  • Ancient Greece
  • Animal Habitats
  • Building Green

 


Bridges

Students participating in our Bridges curriculum!
 
Salvadori students identify the characteristics that make a bridge unique and learn the basic differences between an arch, a truss, and a suspension bridge, and the forces that act on them. Students also identify the structural elements of various types of bridges, and learn to understand the forces that enable bridges to support heavy loads.

Final project:

  • Build a six-foot-long truss-suspension bridge
  • Create a proposal that addresses a community problem, including an itemized budget
  • Test your prototype and draw conclusions

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Skyscrapers

Students participating in our Skyscrapers curriculum!
 
Salvadori students identify the characteristics that make skyscrapers unique and learn how columns and beams work together to support tall structures. For their final project, students work in teams to design and construct a structural grid, then calculate its usable square footage.

Final project:

  • Design and construct a model of a tall building or skyscraper.
  • Calculate the usable square footage of your designed structural grid.

 


 
 


Landmarks, Monuments and Memorials

Students participating in our Landmarks, Monuments, and Memorials curriculum!
 
Salvadori students explore the significance of the structures that commemorate people, places, and events, and investigate how integral these structures are to the built environment. They also explore the expression of diversity and community issues that certain structures represent.

Final project:

  • Design and build a model of a landmark, monument, or memorial for an existing site
  • Modify the site plan to suit the new design

 


 
 


Skateparks

Students participating in our Skateparks curriculum!
 
Salvadori students learn the advantages of different surfaces, the effect of curved versus straight ramps on rider experience, differences between shape, form, and elevation, and the forces that affect movement in skateparks. Students learn about the dynamic between private and public space and the importance of choosing the most appropriate materials.

Final project:

  • Work in teams to design a three-dimensional scale model of a skatepark
  • Present your model to your peers; you must be prepared to defend your design choices

 


My Community

Students participating in our My Community curriculum!
 
Salvadori students investigate physical structures and architectural elements that make up a “community.” While acknowledging expression of diversity and community topics, students additionally design building façades, arrange geometric compositions that represent their community, and explore the characteristics of their neighborhood through learning walks.

Final project:

  • Work together to create a model of your ideal community
  • Present your model to your peers; you must be prepared to defend your design choices

 

 


Ancient Greece

Students participating in our Ancient Greece curriculum!
 
Salvadori students identify the characteristics that make Ancient Greek architecture unique. Students learn design differences, how forces act on columns and beams, and the materials and methods used to build Ancient Greece.

Final project:

  • Use proportion and scale to construct a model of an Ancient Greek temple
  • Present your model to your peers; you must be prepared to defend your design choices

 


Animal Habitats

Students participating in our Animal Habitats curriculum!
 
Salvadori students use hands-on activities and design challenges to explore adaptation, environment, and human interaction as they relate to animal habitats. Students learn about biomes, proportion, and other science and math concepts.

Final project:

  • Design and construct a biome or zoo
  • Present your model to your peers; you must be prepared to defend your design choices

 

Building Green

Students participating in our Building Green curriculum!
 
Salvadori students learn the fundamentals of green design in relation to the built environment. In 2012, buildings were the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the US (44.6%) – greater even than emissions produced by industry and transportation. Identifying and studying sustainable ways of heating, cooling, lighting, and powering buildings, students will learn how to reduce their environmental impact and understand the value of green design.

Final project:

  • Design and construct a scale model of an energy-efficient building.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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