produced from the manufacturing process,
commonly referred to as tailings. In all,
over 100 tons of limestone tailings were cut
and repurposed by the students for use in
the CDR. The ﬁrst electric car charging station in the region was also installed here.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL(ING)S. For the exterior walls of the Center for Design Research, in order to complement the
existing stone language of the Chamney Farm complex, more than 100 tons of stone tailings were reclaimed from Kansas
quarry sites. By using stone tailings rather than cutting new stone, natural resources are conserved, thereby reducing the
load on landﬁlls. Small and odd-shaped tailings were reclaimed and hand cut into thin stackable pieces used for cladding
both interior and exterior walls. To further diminish site waste, all scrap stone pieces from the cladding process were
integrated as exposed ﬁll along the north side of the building.
The goals of the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Center for Sustainability, combined with the need for additional classrooms at the ever-expanding
College in Overland Park, KS, gave the
2012 Studio 804 class a unique opportunity to create inspired learning spaces
which also serve as an information center
for the campus and community at large.
The program called for two "inspired"
classroom spaces as well as a student
lounge that would serve as a teaching tool
for the college's faculty to educate their
own students about sustainable design.
COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / APRIL 2013