Geology Mini-Museum Design Proposal
The Geology Mini-Museum design proposal represents years of work from multiple groups of design students at the University of Dayton. The project began in the spring of 2012, my senior year at UD. I was part of a four-student team working to develop a strategic plan for a mini-museum proposed by the Department of Geology. We worked with Geology faculty to define museum content. We also proposed a course of action for students in future semesters to finalize materials, branding, and installation of the museum. We produced a book representing our research and presented this plan at the 2012 Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.
In the fall of 2013 I returned to the growing project as a co-instructor—alongside John Clarke, Coordinator of the Department of Design—of the Design | Science | Synthesis course. I lead a group of upper-level design students to investigate a museum section and produce exhibit design concepts and physical mockups. In the spring of 2014 I acted as lead instructor on the course, directing a new group of students to extend the existing design plan into another section of the proposed museum.
I then compiled all research, plans, and mockups to write a single design proposal for university stakeholders. The plan explained the value of the proposed museum, requested specific content, provided environmental design suggestions, and laid out a course of next steps.