Hello, my name is Elyse Clark, my partner, Neo Li, and I are sophomores here at Otis, I'm in Graphic Design, and he's Product Design.
We were curious about exactly what is happening with all that construction, so we decided to ask the man himself, William Schaeffer, Vice President of Administrative and Financial Services, who gave us the scoop.
EC: I think I'd like to start off by asking what exactly do you (William Schaeffer) do at this school?
WS: I handle fiscal matters at school, budget prep, outsider finance reporting, student accounting. Things relating to facilities such as the campus expansion
NL: When’s the expected completion date?
WS: We're aiming for next July 2016, right now they are working on acceleration by trying to get exterior walls up in case of rain to work on the interior. Our goal is to get the academic part done by the end of October and residential part done by the end of November.
NL: Who was the Architect for this project?
WS: There are two architect firms Ehrlich(El Segundo) and Fischer Partners(Santa Monica). The two firms competed for the job, but they decided to partner up which is quite unusual having two firms work on one job, but it works and works well.
So there you have it folks, the inside scoop about the construction at Otis. I hope it answered some of those burning questions you had as you sit in class and listen to the peaceful sounds of drills, saws, and giant machines. And what's with that air horn?
- Elyse & Neo -