This morning my Building Science class went on a field trip to check out the Lorenzo, a new student housing development a few blocks from campus. Since we just finished our midterm project designing a house in Malibu, our professor thought it would be useful if we went to an actual job site to learn more about the construction process. It was really cool to be able to see the various materials we used in designing our Malibu houses being used to construct actual properties. The best part of the Lorenzo was that we were able to see several stages of the construction process, from the foundation and wood framing all the way to the finished units. Not to mention of course the awesome hard hats we got to wear, and free Lorenzo swag we received after the tour. The first phase of the Lorenzo is scheduled to be completed by this spring, and the rest by next spring. Check out some pictures from our field trip:


Afterwards, our professor was kind enough to treat us all to Five Guys for burgers as he explained more of the building process. Now that I’m back on campus, it’s time to start studying for the two midterms I’ve got coming up this week. Then this Thursday I’m leaving for Houston for the Society of Women Engineers national conference! Look out for that blog in the next couple of weeks.