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)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


City Farm SLO is a nonprofit that educates the public about growing food, and they donate the produce to food banks and communities in need. Their mission is to promote healthy living through sustainable agriculture and farm-based education. This senior project is to build them an educational pizza oven for them to use in their classes. With it they will give lessons where they cook pizzas using ingredients that they grow on site. To do this, the builder had to make it lightweight and able to move around the property to different meeting places and outdoor classrooms. It is also a woodfired oven with areas to store wood, cooking tools and provide a butcher block workstation to make the pizzas on. Funding came solely from donors that the author reached out to because City Farm SLO didn’t have money budgeted to front the project. This project was a solo project, meaning that one person designed it, procured materials, planned, and constructed it on their own. The Areas of this project that proved to be most difficult were the acquisition of funds, and the construction of the oven dome, being that it was a new building method for him

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Poster Board