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)

Jeong Woo, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper will outline the process of designing, building, and installing ten concrete benches at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens with an emphasis on the design phase. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens is home to an amphitheater that is used for event spaces. The goal of the project was to create a design to seat approximately forty people facing the stage. The project group consisted of six students broken into two teams, a pre-construction team and a construction team. The preconstruction team focused on designing the benches and procuring the materials while the construction team focused on the logistics of building the benches off-site and bringing them to the garden. The design phase began by coordinating a schematic design with the employees of the garden and planning a realistic design that would be shown in plan, elevation, and isometric views. This paper will cover the entire process of the project with a primary focus on the stages of design.

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