Photos: Sam Titone
The little expectations I had walking into this experience were far exceeded – I never could have imagined the dream design/build week that was in store. I met and worked alongside so many amazing people with incredible backgrounds ranging from circus fire dancers, professional tree house builders, metal workers, lighting experts, water irrigation specialists, rigging engineers, painters, fabric makers, carpenters … the list goes on. Everyone was a piece of the puzzle, and the workflow was surprisingly efficient for our dive-right-in, help-out-who-ever-needs-help approach. By Monday, we were so far ahead of schedule (which I’m told never happens), they were able to have Hunter Leggitt Studio take charge of designing and building the suspended front of house in the 4 remaining days. Since this was an unplanned design item, it sounded like a daunting task. Then we realized how much labor and machinery were readily available. With skilled workers, 3D modelers, and 24-hour work days, it was the perfect storm for a Design/Build project.