College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Greg Starzyk, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The subject of this paper is an interdisciplinary project in which teams of two or three architecture, one construction management, and one architectural engineering student were tasked with working together to design a portable wine pavilion for the Wine History Project (WHP). The mission of the WHP is to preserve the history of wine culture and vineyards in San Luis Obispo County. Each team chose a theme of nature upon which to base their project’s design. The author’s team, Silicalion, used the Venus flower basket as inspiration for its design. The resulting design is a series of cells that form arches that enable the movement of people and the hanging of artifacts from the WHP’s collection. Unique problems were encountered when materials that weren’t available locally were needed for a mock-up model . A different set of problems were encountered as the team learned how to work together. In the end, a mock-up model was built and this model and its design were presented to the WHP and other interested parties.