Before formally beginning the design process, we also spent some time understanding the project site. The site is an existing semi-circular concrete pad directly south of the TEC building, adjacent to the west campus pond. I believe architecture is a specific response to the uniqueness of each project site, and therefor I have challenged the students to think about the question “How can this project be situated here and nowhere else?” During the site analysis, students were encouraged to understand both the physical characteristics, as well as the poetic aspects of the site. Students were also asked to imagine and discuss the design potential while becoming familiar with the dimensional realities of this given site. The ultimate goal is to create an authentic, site specific design response that addresses the spirit of this place through an architectural dialogue.