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)

Michael Brennan, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project included designing, constructing, and assembling a GaGa court, also known as a GaGa pit, for a local community church in San Luis Obispo. GaGa is a game similar to dodgeball where all the players are inside an octagonal court and try to hit each other with a rubber ball below the knees. The walls help keep the ball within the court and can be used to bounce the ball off of. Dimensional lumber was used to construct the walls as it is both durable and strong. The walls were also extensively sanded to prevent any sharp corners or splinters in order to maximize safety. The walls were finished with stain and then transported and assembled onsite at the church. One crucial design consideration was the ability for the court to be taken apart if needed and not a permanent structure. Another key design challenge was constructing a court that was strong enough to withstand play but light enough to be easily transported and set up. This project benefited the community by providing a fun outdoor recreational opportunity for kids. It also enriched my construction management skills by providing me with real-world construction and project management experience.

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