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OV COURSE

Pre-fabricated, mass-produced brick community
ovens built by Apprentices and Entrepreneurs-in-
Training at the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh.

OV COURSE is a modular, prefabricated community oven prototype for the making of bread and pizza. The base is constructed of powder coated steel legs in variable form that are produced through apprentice training at PROJECT
RE_. The oven shells are built from reconstituted, reclaimed masonry salvaged during regional deconstruction projects. Each oven has an accompanying line of furniture and modular shelter components that can be aggregated as needed based on site conditions – each made of reconstituted materials harvested regionally. After an iterative, collaborative design process involving students, apprentices in training, entrepreneurs, skilled tradesmen, trade instructors, and design professionals during the Spring of 2017, the first OV COURSE prototype was completed and now resides in Homewood at the 7800 Susquehanna building where it is used for various community events.

PROJECT TEAM

CLIENT

Holy Family Institute

PARTNERS

PROJECT RE_
Trade Institute of Pittsburgh
Construction Junction

DESIGN TEAM

John Folan, UDBS Director
Garrett Rauck
Kelsey Simpson
Yoon Oh
Sophie Nahrmann
Rachel Muse
Anthony Niche
Candace Ju
Matthew Lin

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTOR

Connor Smith

FABRICATION TEAM

Steve Shelton, Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Executive Director
Ronnell Miller, PROJECT RE_ Entrepreneur-in-Training
Cameron Meadows, PROJECT RE_ Entrepreneur-in-Training
Aaron Beatty, TIP Welding Instructor
Alfredo Rodriguez, PROJECT RE_ Entrepreneur-in-Training
Keith McAlpine, Master Carpenter
Glen Cunningham, TIP Masonry Instructor

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Alise Kuwahara Day, UDBS Fellow