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 senior project was designed to provide a gathering space for the San Luis Obispo community. With the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden providing an outdoor space for nature education, wedding ceremonies, and several other types of gatherings, they wanted amphitheater seating for forty guests. This project required the design and construction of ten concrete benches that span eight feet with wood Trex added on top for comfort. The focus of this paper will be on the design process of this project. When designing the benches, the Botanical Garden wanted seating that could withstand the elements but still be comfortable and inviting to those who visit. The benches were drawn using a 3D program called Rhino, then edited and compiled in Bluebeam. Once all drawings were compiled, we created a plan set that was then sent to the city of San Luis Obispo for approval. The project was then handed off to the construction and installation team. Our goal for this amphitheater is to help the Botanical Garden further its reach and impact in the San Luis Obispo community as a local nonprofit.

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