Interesting point about the seasonal variation. I'll pass the info on to the team.
Mike Eng www.recycleabike.org (temporarily down due to account transition)
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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:18:29 -0500 From: "Recycle Bicycle of Harrisburg, Pa" firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] shop space design advice To: "The Think Tank" email@example.com Message-ID: 002201c971f8$2edbbab0$0202a8c0@VALUED9133F4FA Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Same advice I give when pastors say they are building a new church:
Install loading dock for tractor trailer
Install loading dock for pick up truck
Garage door for vehicules to pull in
Garage door on the walk-in side - because it show all the happy
activity - with a dividing counter inside to limit access
Ross Willard Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg Hi. Sorry I've been a stranger on this list as of late.
But Here at Recycle-a-Bike in Providence, RI, we're working on a design of a new home for our program. I've teamed with an interior architecture grad student and an architecture grad student at a local design school who are awesome and excited about the project. We have a small plot of land set aside for it, and we will be designing and building our new home from the ground up.
So we are starting our research, and I'm putting the question out to the list - Do folks have design examples of their shops to share? or insights as to what works and what doesn't in the usage of your shops? Any other thoughts about design / construction?
I've taken a look at Austin Yellow Bike's new space on their website and the "shop organization" page on the Bike Collective Wiki, both of which were helpful, but what would be useful for us at this point is more thinking on the whole building scale. If people have info to contribute, I'd suggest putting it on said shop organization page on the Bike Collective Wiki so that it's there for everyone to refer to.
I'll be posting progress on our blog as we go (nothing up there yet).
Mike Eng www.recycleabike.org