I'd like to announce the start of the play-with-the-floor-plan-of-the-proposed-space-at-IIT contest! Someone other than me (hopefully) will be administering it! Nominate yourself as administrator and judge! No actual prizes or influence in the eventual floor plans! Just a way to float neat ideas off each other!
At the end of this post, you'll find the current floor plans and my brief sketch of an idea. I made it in Microsoft Paint, included in Windows. Take the floor plan as it is (right click and "save as") and take away walls with the click of a button (painting white over them) and label things with text!
Enter the contest to win glorious prizes! There are no prizes. This is not a contest.
Send your plans to me by email (email@example.com) or put them in my box in Prairie if you'd rather do it with white-out and pen. I'll post them somewhere when the semester begins. And figure out who may be responsible for figuring out what is eventually done and get all the proposed plans to him or her.
The only guidelines are that you can't knock down the pillars (little squares) and there should be some classrooms and potential office space.
Do it now. Seriously, how can we make this space Shimer?
My sketch (one)
My sketch (two)