Thursday, September 20
NOMA's national conference is coming to Detroit October 18-20, 2012. Traditionally, the day before the conference, NOMA members complete a construction project to be left as a legacy in the host city.This year, the legacy project will be new mobile demonstration units for W.A.R.M. Training Center, a non-profit organization that promotes the development of healthy homes and communities.
High school and college design students were invited to join in a charrette with NOMA Detroit members, design professionals, and W.A.R.M. Training employees and volunteers to design flexible, mobile units that will display building products and materials, tools, photos, brochures and other educational materials for W.A.R.M.
Currently, the items are displayed at W.A.R.M., one of eight energy demonstration centers in the state of Michigan. During the charrette, teams designed 10' x 10' and 3' x 6' flexible mobile units that can be transported for education in communities or at conferences and trade shows.
Prototypes of the designs will be constructed for displayed at the Detroit Design Festival September 22 and 23, 2012 at the Michigan State University Detroit Center and during the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Apple Day of Service. The final units will be built by NOMA members on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
Below are photos of the charrette participants, existing display space, and designs for the new mobile units: