Photo Credit: Chris Anderson
In conjunction with the class final presentations, a scaled model of the entire Los Angeles River was built and displayed in the main gallery of the College of Environmental Design. The model team was led by Professor Rennie Tang, and six students (listed below), developed the design and construction details over the course of the Winter Quarter. With a set of instructions each student in the class modeled one mile of the River as accurately as possible with 24 section cuts. More construction details below.
Rennie Tang – Professor
Chris Anderson – Student
Corey Cameron – Student
Eli Feldman – Student
Billy Guarino – Student
Chad So – Student
Amber Urena – Student
Section Cuts: 1/8 inch Chipboard
Model Base: Threaded Rod
Model Hangers: Fishing Line
*In order to fit the model in the gallery, different scales were used for the channel length, width, height, and elevation.
Channel Length – 1 Foot = 1 Mile
Channel Width – 1 Foot = 400 Feet
Channel Height – 1 Inch = 10 Feet
Channel Elevation – 1 Foot = 10 Feet
Photo Credit: Juli Pineda
Photo Credit: Zohar Cabrera
Photo Credit: Sarmen Abdedi Masihi
Our model is currently disassembled but is available to be reinstalled in an appropriate location. Space requirements are: an open space of approximately 45’x35′ in plan and a ceiling that will allow hanging of a fairly large load (our gallery had a concrete coffered ceiling). If your organization is interested in displaying this model please contact project coordinator Rennie Tang firstname.lastname@example.org.