BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Fraser Civic Art Center

Date: 1/22/18
Elevation view drawing
Student Researchers: Francis Mougne Faculty Advisor: Keith Loftin

The design intention is to provide the town of Fraser, Colorado, an affordable housing solution while establishing an active artist community for its denizens and visitors alike. The program includes 12 studio apartments and required parking. The civic structure is to serve as an art gallery, formal meeting space and informal community gathering space.

Lantern detail drawing
Plan view drawingElevation drawingPlan view drawing

BIRD Past Research Projects

Fraser Civic Art Center

Date: 1/22/18
Elevation view drawing
Student Researchers: Francis Mougne Faculty Advisor: Keith Loftin

The design intention is to provide the town of Fraser, Colorado, an affordable housing solution while establishing an active artist community for its denizens and visitors alike. The program includes 12 studio apartments and required parking. The civic structure is to serve as an art gallery, formal meeting space and informal community gathering space.

Lantern detail drawing
Plan view drawingElevation drawingPlan view drawing