Tool Day 2008

Sun, May 04 - Sun, May 04
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Student Academic Services Facility (SASF)

UCSD Student Academic Services Facility


San Diego Tool Day at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) will delve into the newly completed, award-winning Student Academic Services Facility (SASF) designed by Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA. 

"The new Student Services Center anchors the heart of the university center neighborhood and defines and connects three different campus open spaces. It also enhances pedestrian circulation through a series of covered arcades and open porticos. The fa├žade of the building is comprised of a curtain wall system with sun screens, allowing the building users flexibility in relation to views and sun protection."

—Rob Wellington Quigley

This all-day workshop provides a setting in which participants learn to use handheld instruments, conduct a building performance case study through structured methodology, develop hypothesis and investigation strategy formulation, are allowed behind-the-scenes building investigations, and make team presentations of study results to the workshop participants. Participants gain understanding of objective and subjective procedures for performing post-occupancy evaluations of building performance. 

The SASF is located on Meyers Drive off Gilman Drive in the center of campus. See UCSD campus map website: 

Participants were encouraged to bring laptop computers, digital cameras, and lunch money. AIA/CES credits are available.

Cost: $75 ($85 after March 16) Register for workshop 018 through ASES.
Equipment (tools): provided
Date: 4 May 2008
Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm 
Transportation to site: provide your own; transit available
Lunch: no- host working lunches 

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) members, university students and educators, and professional architects and engineers are encouraged to participate.

Co-Sponsored by: University of California San Diego, American Solar Energy Society, and Society of Building Science Educators

Event Coordination

Organized by: Bruce Haglund University of Idaho,  Walter Grondzik Ball State University, Nicholas Rajkovich Pacific Energy Center, and Boone Hellmann University of California San Diego.


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Student Academic Services Facility (SASF)
UCSD Campus
San Diego, CA

Please find your own transportation to the SASF. 
If you take the 8:10 am bus (41 VA Hospital/UCSD) from the Fashion Valley Transit Station, it's an easy 2-minute walk to the building from the Gilman at Meyers transit stop on the UCSD campus .

8:10A    #41 Bus from Fashion Valley Transit Center 
            (This is the latest bus that will deliver you in time.)  

9:00A    Introduction and Tour of  SASF

10:00A   Vital Signs Exercises with Equipment

11:00A   Hypothesis Forming Discussion

Noon     No-Host Working Lunch—Methodology Development (There's a food court in the adjacent student union.)

1:00P     Team Investigations and Explorations

3:30P     Team Presentations

5:00P     Adjourn

8 AIA/CES credits awarded to AIA members



Investigation teams are pre-selected by the Tool Day organizers. Each team forms a hypothesis in the morning and spends the afternoon trying to prove or disprove it. Each team is facilitated by professionals, educators, and graduate teaching assistants. Each team's presentation is hyper-linked below.

Team 1 Green: 

Colony Weyrauch*, University of Oregon
Michael Walsh*, University of Oregon
Hal Slater, Solartisity
Fredrick Mitchell, Solar Washington
Greg Koss, Adobe Solar
Lei Yu, Sheffield University 

Team 2 Mustard: 

Makoto Shibuya*, University of Oregon
K. Allyn Jeans*, University of Oregon 
Shrikar Bhave, The Weidt Group 
Jessie Denver, City of San Jose
Stephen LeSourd, New School of Architecture & Design 
Emily Hoyt, Ball State University 

Team 3 Blue: 

Jake Keeler*, University of Oregon
Elliot Meier*, University of Oregon 
Lisa Fabula, AIA San Diego
Kathleen Luttrell, Boulder, CO 
Tayler Mikosz, Ball State University 

* facilitators


Pnina Goldberg, UCSD
Boone Hellmann, UCSD


Walter Grondzik, Ball State University
Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho
Nick Rajkovich, Pacific Energy Center