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The CSC Student Design Competition 2014 is one of the outreach initiatives spawned by the Grand Valley Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada. With the assistance of neighbouring chapters, Toronto & Hamilton-Niagara and with the generous support at the CSC National level, this competition was made possible.
This video begins with a slide show expressing the initial invitation extended to local design students to dream, to dazzle and to breath new life into this dormant yet majestic and historic building and captures the excitement Thursday evening at Connections Cafe during the 2014 CSC National Conference May 21st to 25th. Broadcasting live from the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener, the top five student proposals were acknowledged and the winners announced among a cheering crowd of leaders in the construction industry including architects & contractors, specification writers & manufacturers, Participating schools included The University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Ryerson University, Conestoga College & Sheridan College.
A Look Inside The Big Room is a link to a Prezi storyboard that captures my experience in the “big room” in February 2014 as an observer and complete newbie to Lean Methodology & IPD as a Project Delivery Method. Thanks to Arthur Winslow for opening the door (again) and for the encouragement to keep asking lots of questions.
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Coming to you live from the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener
Thursday, May 22nd at 7pm
Watch the Award Ceremony here
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Architectural & Interior Design students have been challenged to design a restaurant using the old Galt Post Office as the subject building.
There are 12 entries in total from design teams from the University of Waterloo, Ryerson, Sheridan and Conestoga College. The top five entries will be displayed and the three winning proposals will be publicly acknowledged at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday evening at 7pm during the Connections Cafe. Cathie Schneider, Chair of the CSC-Grand Valley Chapter will make the announcements.
2014 Competition details and history about the CSC Student Design Competition
More at cscdesignchallenge.ca
Conference Sponsors at http://csc-dcc.ca/Conferences/2014+Conference+Sponsors/
Hope you can join us!
What do i know about setting up a recording studio?
Not much. and i believe that even more now after reading “Setting Up a Studio” by Gary Myerberg:
So, how would i set up my studio? Good Question
Something do-able, too, in the gorilla genre of less is more:
WYSIWYG: House PA/monitor/tube amps/Behringer Xenyx 1204USB (c/w mic pre-amp & compressors) British style EQ mixer/ Tuscan Portastudio 424 analog mixer. Dimmable lighting for control of lighting design in the ‘party room’ to be made suitable as a set for an intimate live performance – complete with a selection of microphones, a laptop or iPad with DAW installed. Green Screen, tripods and light boxes for capturing the action on film as well as a projector & large size screen for projecting images or maybe lyrics (choke, choke)
a (soundproof?) room equipped with microphones/PC ready with DAW for recording interviews when absolute quiet is called for
Don’t Vex the Vibe!
do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of your talent
providing a well equipped commercial kitchen
complete with indoor BBQ grill & cold beer,
Sangria and maybe tequila with fresh fruit and lime mix for blending
frozen strawberry margaritas
and a fun loving chef/bartender on hand so no one loses their mojo
inspiring outdoor space for curating larger events
gardens for quiet reflection
where one can quickly ‘press record’ on the
chillin’ outside just got better after learning that if the need arises for a soundproof room for interviews, you can always just walk over to the driveway and
**use the car**
That's pretty much where i'm at and there's lots of room for improvement starting with better quality microphones. Stayed tuned for the developing story
**Thanks to 'Fridays at the Felt Lab' in St. Jacob's for that awesome field recording tip!
Who’s coming to Cafe Pyrus February 22nd?
Beg/borrow a carbon microphone (please…DAVE?) and take a crack at live vintage gorilla recording
get the party started with a taste of the finest craft brew at the Block 3 Brewing Co. in St. Jacob’s Saturday Afternoon 4ish
come and check it out!
more details below
It pays to buy the CD!It dawned on me last night that Jessica had bought a CD at the Commons Cafe Wednesday afternoon and there was a little slip of paper inside the carefully folded CD cover with contact information….so i wrote a message to Brendan Stephens that went like this:
Hi folks, we caught your act at the commons cafe last Wednesday afternoon and thought it was great fun. A bunch of us are planning to come out to cafe pyrus saturday evening at 7:30 for more ...with an afternoon primer of craft beer tasting at the Block 3 Brewery in St Jacob's (which we understand you already know about).
i pitched your sound to my audio recording class (conestoga college) so there may be some students coming hoping to capture a bit of your act as a sample recording. We are currently studying microphone (mono & stereo) recording techniques. Our instructor, Dave Gray has a collection of rare microphones that would give you guys a real authentic vintage sound in your recordings. Not sure if he is going to make it, but if you are interested, i can try to set up a recording session with Dave Gray & the audio recording class on a Monday evening. The class is located very close to cafe pyrus at the Kitchener Studio Project which has taken over one half of the old post office building at 44 Gaukel Street.
You will see me with a Zoom H6 recorder in hand and i will introduce myself and double check that its ok to press "record". Just remember i am not a professional, but i do my best and would be happy to post a live recording on soundcloud and send you the link to download. My friend, Jessica is coming who is a professional photographer from France (and world traveller) now living in Kitchener. She will have her camera in hand, of course. She bought one of your CD's last Wednesday at the commons cafe and may have lyrics memorized by saturday lol - we will see. looking forward to Saturday evening's performance at cafe pyrus
here's a link to my class pitch fyi: carbon-microphone-recording-challenge-february-22nd/ -- cheers
and the return:
That’s great news! Would love to set up a recording session and please do bring your recorder would love to have some live recording on soundcloud. Looking forward to seeing you guys! Thanks for getting in contact with me. We will chat more on Saturday!
Brendan J StephensSongwriter/Musician