The universal shed can be installed on any site and will accommodate a wide variety of uses. The structure is designed as a kit of parts that allow customization. ALL ACCESS 01 can be configured with up to six sets of doors, a porch addition, and different roof options. Parts are prefabricated, packaged, and shipped to site for assembly.
The finishes are made from waste materials that give it a rustic look and facilitate landfill diversion. Material exploration began with door mock-up fabrication by UDBS students. A two-way system of wood church pews was developed and refined for integration into the completed prototype shed. Standard door frames and wall structure are able to showcase different materials based on availability from our material reuse supplier, Construction Junction. The materials in this version include reinforced corrugated glass salvaged from the former Connelly Trade Center, wood pews saved from closed churches, and weathered corrugated steel from a Westmoreland barn.
Created by PROJECT RE_, ALL ACCESS 01 promotes job training and entrepreneurship. The prototype is intended for mass production. Its design will be passed on to a team of entrepreneurs who will develop a local business to build and sell the sheds at scale. ALL ACCESS 01 was built by an experienced carpenter and his Trade Institute of Pittsburgh apprentices as part of their job training. Large scale production will facilitate future job training through replication.
The social benefits and versatility of ALL ACCESS 01 add value beyond that of other sheds on the market. The first prototype is currently for sale. Stop by Construction Junction to kick the tires and let us know what you think!
John Folan, UDBS Director
Alise Kuwahara Day, UDBS Fellow
Tony Krause, Master Carpenter
William Aldrich, Samuel Day, Kendra Ho, Candace Ju, Jean Kim, Naomie Laguerre, Nathan Lutz, Garrett Rauck, Sophia Riedel, Alexa Roberts, Rachel Sung, Gabriel Vidal-Hallet
Trade Institute of Pittsburgh
Gundars Buka, Lucia Madrigal, Rohit Motwani, Kenan Zhang