On May 1 and 2, a first-year Foundation Lab led by Madison Cook exhibited a constellation of ideas. The exhibit consisted of two phases: In the first phase, called “Light and Shadow Instruments,” historical sundial parts were reinterpreted into contemporary architectonic constructs. The students used precise sun path calculations to measure three particular moments during the Equinox. Based on these calculations, they developed forms that could "direct" and "catch" these special moments of light

The second phase, titled "Light-Observation Observation Towers," built upon these solar discoveries. The students imagined towers that could tell time through observing the movement of light throughout the day on the Summer Solstice, with attention to the temporal experience of moving through the towers and feeling the presence of atmosphere.