College Planning & Management

APR 2013

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STUDIO 804 entities and foresees partnerships that enable them to achieve their mission. Together we can better the community through education and the development of affordable, sustainable, and energyefficient buildings." The two most recently completed 32 projects, the Center for Design Research and Galileo's Pavilion, as well as the current project, the EcoHawks Research Facility, act as a platform for showcasing, interacting with, and educating students and the community alike about sustainable design technologies and new innovations in design research. COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / APRIL 2013 There are no architectural firms in the world that can boast of the run the studio has had at producing a LEED Platinum project every year over six consecutive years. Center for Design Research In 2011 Studio 804 designed and built the Center for Design Research (CDR), located on the historic Chamney Dairy Farm on KU's west campus in Lawrence. The CDR is a response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability at KU. KU Endowment acquired this 130-acre property, house, barn, and outbuildings from the Chamney family in September 1963. In congruence with the center's mission, which is to provide a location for interdisciplinary work between multiple schools, the building provides a facility that aids in the education of the University and community on sustainable strategies, material innovation, and building efficiency. The design implements sustainable strategies to maximize the potential of existing resources; minimize environmental degradation; create an environment that is safe, comfortable, and efficient; and provide an iconic representation of sustainability for the University. Through the implementation and expression of sustainable systems, the building provides a space for professional collaboration and community education while displaying a wide range of sustainable strategies. In doing so, it showcases the advances of green building technologies and products, serving as a standard for the future development of the University and CDR. Noteworthy features include an underground cistern that helps to reduce potable water demands and stormwater runoff while also supplying the toilets. A 34-ft.-long wall planted with ferns purifies the indoor air. The real-time energy performance of a wind turbine and rooftop photovoltaic panels is revealed by an interactive display in the lobby. A façade of local limestone insulates the building envelope and absorbs heat inside a Trombe wall formed by it and the glass south façade. The Studio used limestone taken from quarry dumpsites that were the waste WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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