Become a Part of the Head in the Clouds Takedown Team

Thank you for your interest in helping take down the City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013: Head in the Clouds! Please know that FIGMENT, ENYA, and SEAoNY are volunteer based organizations built upon the efforts of their extraordinary volunteers. Please be honest about your availability and commitment to each shift. If changes in your schedule occur, please communicate that to us ASAP. If you sign up for shifts now and want to sign up for more later, that's great! Simply re-submit this form. If there are any questions, please send an email to General Information About the takedown Schedule: Takedown will take place on Governors Island. Each day of takedown are very important to this project and requires the support of a large team each day to keep the project on schedule. Spread The Word! It will require the help of many many people to construct this pavilion. Please share this opportunity with anyone who knows that a few hours of their time can contribute to making a huge difference. Earning Credit As A Volunteer: Did you know that you can earn IDP credit towards architectural licensing for your participation in the City of Dreams Pavilion takedown? If interested in learning more about using your build hours towards satisfying the IDP requirement, please contact General Information About the City of Dreams Pavilion: To know more about the project, the designers, and the design competition, please visit: If you have not seen the Head in the Clouds video that we are all so proud of, enjoy it here:
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On-Site takedown on Governors Island

All listed activities below will take place on Governors Island. Please read the information below carefully before signing up for an on island shift. Signing Up As a Takedown Volunteer Requires 2 Simple Steps: Step 1: Select a shift on this form. The information is entered into our system. Don't forget to hit submit at the bottom of this form! Step 2: Go to the link and fill out that form to secure your spot on the ferry.This information goes directly to the Governors Island system. In order to be approved as a volunteer and have your name on the ferry access list, you will need to submit this sign up sheet AND submit the sheet AT LEAST 48 BUSINESS HOURS BEFORE your shift begins. The earlier you sign up, the more likely it is that you will be allowed to build on the island alongside the team, so sign up early!!! You will receive a confirmation email 2 days before your selected shift(s) indicating that you are confirmed as a volunteer. Before boarding the ferry, you will need to show a valid id that correlates with the name on the ferry access list. Tip! Don't forget to hit submit at the bottom of THIS form too! ;-) Island Bound Meeting Instructions: If meeting in the morning, we are to meet in Manhattan within The Battery Maritime Building to board the Governors Island bound ferry at 9 am sharp. If meeting in the afternoon, you will ride the ferry over to Governors Island, and then be directed to the site. Build and Assembly will generally end at 5pm so that we may catch the 5:30pm ferry to return to Manhattan. On Island Volunteer Shifts Will Occur In 3 Forms: (a) Full day shift 8am - 5pm (b) Morning shift 8am - 12:30pm (c) Afternoon shift 12:30pm - 5:00pm What To Wear And Bring To The Island? Wear:clothing that you wouldn't mind getting moderately dirty, work gloves Bring:1 or 2 bottles of water, a sandwich/full meal. Fruits or/and cookies to share. (Food is not sold on the island at the moment, and the water on the island is non-potable, so you will have to bring all of your own!) Tools:tools, when needed, will be specified for the specific day. About Confirmations: After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email approximately --2 days-- before your shift begins. If you signed up, and forgot to record your days, no worries! Simply send an email to and we'll gladly recap your selected days and shifts.


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Resource Links

Directions to Governors Island: The City of Dreams Pavilion Head in the Clouds: (ENYA)The Emerging New York Architects Committee of the AIA: (SEAoNY)The Structural Engineers Association of NY: To see what else is going on this summer at FIGMENT visit:

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