2CoOL is the successor to the Cool Studio project (http://pbl.cc.gatech.edu:8080/cases.1) with Craig Zimring, Sabir Kahn, David Craig, and Saif ul-Haq. The idea is to use Web-based collaboration spaces to augment the Architecture Design Studio. Cool Studio was awarded a 1999 Design Research Award by Architecture Magazine and a 1999 Education Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects.
2CoOL is funded by Vice-Provost Bob McMath's Al West Technology Fund. It's to be the collaboration space for a new class integrating Construction, Industrial Design, and Architecture students. Colleen Kehoe has joined the original members of the Cool Studio Team for this project.
The site is available at http://herring.cc.gatech.edu:8080/2cool/.
In Fall Semester 1999, students used the 2CoOL site to:
The site will be used again in Spring 2000 to support the ongoing activities of the class.