Architectural Engineering students Congshan (Shannon) Li and Lain Zembek will present their MQP project, "Design of an Educational Center for for the Aldrich Astronomical Society".
The Aldrich Astronomical Society (AAS) is a club that promotes understanding of the night sky. The proposed educational center will be on the site of the Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Oakham, MA.
The project presents a structural design for the building, including the design of a roof truss with asymmetrical loads due to the location of a load bearing partition. The building envelop design incorporates net zero design concepts.