Analysis, Inventory (and some great scenery, too!)

The CCPA once again welcomes Kayla Franceschi,
who is posting her final blog of the summer.
Thank you Kayla for giving us a wonderful
glimpse into your experience with MKThink!

Our team from Haverford has finally gotten all of the data done, although we are still adding a few finishing touches. We’ve moved on to analyzing the space on campus on 4daptive, a tool that roundhouseOne uses to analyze multiple aspects of a site so that they can Graph 1more accurately identify inefficiencies. Here are a few examples of 4daptive at work with our Haverford –specific project.

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The past few days, however, I’ve been working on a different project. MKThink has been working with the San Francisco Student Nutritional Services on a pretty big assignment. What they’ve been tasked with is going to each and every public school in San Francisco and doing an inventory of the cafeterias and kitchens. We’ve been looking at the equipment at each school.

We’ve got to get a cool look at the schools in San Francisco. We got to see a lot of the photo 1ways that the schools decorate the inside and the inside. (Artsy! The last one is my personal favorite. These are all pictures from inside of the June Jordan School for Equity.)photo 2

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We also got to see a lot of the different ways that these schools use space. For the most part we noticed that, as a lot of the schools are small, their cafeterias double as other spaces. For some this meant having long tables with attached seating so that the space could be quickly converted into an auditorium. The coolest example was at the San Francisco Community Alternative School where they had these chairs and tables that folded into the walls.photo 4

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Most of our time was spent cataloging the different refrigerators, stoves, retherm ovens, microwaves, mixers, etc. that each school has, as well as the model number, serial number, year of production, etc. of each of these pieces of equipment. Some of the schools were in desperate need of new equipment, but for the most part the schools all had things that were in mighty fine condition. Good job, SF.

This information will be used after our internship ends. It’ll be easier to identify which schools need more funding for equipment. We might also find that some schools have extra equipment that they aren’t actually using, and that they will then go on to other schools. We’re not really sure what they will find, but the results look promising.

On an unrelated note, we were taken out sailing by Signo, the guy that interviewed us, who photo 6is also the Manager of the Innovation Studio and the Technical Project Lead. Here are some photos of us out on the bay.photo 7

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