Heartland Community Church / 360 Architecture

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Architect: 360 Architecture
Location: , Kansas, United States
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: 360 Architecture

360 Architecture accepted a big challenge when they took on a project transforming a big box store for Heartland Community Church. The church sought a nontraditional worship space, and 360 Architecture revamped the former furniture store into a space representative of the contemporary church and its mission.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts / Moshe Safdie

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Architects: Moshe Safdie
Location: , , USA
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Tim Hursley

Video: Re-Building Greensburg

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A few months ago we featured Studio 804′s Sustainable Prototype a collaborate project between students from the and the 5.4.7 Arts Center in .  The construction and delivery of the Sustainable Prototype was provided to the 5.4.7 Arts Center on the one year anniversary of the tornado that devastated . Although the building was developed for the long term use by the Arts Center, its immediate use was as the first completed public facility serving as a beacon for the community and its ambitious rebuilding efforts.  The Sustainable Prototype became the first  building in the state of , as well as the first designed and built by students.

Follow the break for four videos featuring Studio 804′s process from initial design, construction, delivery and public open house of the Sustainable Prototype.

Imagine KC

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Imagine a vibrant, connected and green City region.  Highlighting local communities, Imagine KC discuses how members of the community are working together to provide a more sustainable and vibrant place to live, work and play.  Episode 2: Energy Efficiency and Conservation aired in January and is the latest of the 12 part series from Public Television.

Tune in March 24th at 7:30 p.m. for Episode Three: Quality Places and Vibrant Centers.  More information about Imagine KC following the break.

Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM

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Once located along the riverfront, the Pencoyd Railroad Bridge was built in 1892 and closed in 1970. Led by BNIM, the recipient of the 2011 National Architecture Firm Award, this historic bridge was relocated in 2006 to a new home where it became part of a new pedestrian link spanning the railroad artery separating the revitalized Crossroads district from popular civic destinations to the south.

Project description, images, and drawings after the break.

Architect: BNIM
Location: Kansas City, Missouri,
Project Team: TranSystems Corporation
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Farshid Assassi, BNIM

The Sustainable Prototype / Studio 804

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Studio 804’s Sustainable Prototype is a collaboration between the well established graduate student comprehensive studio at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning and the 5.4.7 Arts Center in , Kansas. The construction and delivery of The Sustainable Prototype was provided to the 5.4.7 Arts Center on the one year anniversary of the tornado that devastated , Kansas. Although the building was developed for the long term use by the Arts Center, its immediate use as the first completed public facility serving as a beacon for the community and its ambitious rebuilding efforts was a motivating factor in its design.

Architects: Studio 804
Location: Greensburg, Kansas, USA
Project Team: Zack Arndt, Sarah Boedeker, Krissy Buck, Jessica Buechler, Mark Cahill, Chris Clark, Justin Cratty, Corey Davis, Lindsey Evans, John Gillham, Erik Heironimus, Abby Henson, Boyd Johnson, Jenny Kenne Kivett, Will Lockwood, Simon Mance, Tim Overstreet, Katie Rietz, Corey Russo, Josh Somes, John Tarr, Megan Thompson
Contractor: Studio 804
Engineer: Norton & Schmidt
Client: 5.4.7 Arts Center
Project Area: 1,600 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio 804

Sustainable Residence / Studio 804

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Located in City, , this environmentally conscious, modern home performs completely off the grid in an area desperately in need of revitalization. Being the first LEED Platinum home in the City Metropolitan area, the building serves as an example of sustainable practice and living for buyers who desire life in the city close to the urban core. This house is a combination of passive strategies and active systems which visually call out the environmental standards to which the design aspires.

The Sustainable Residence is designed by Studio 804, a not‐for profit design/build program that serves as the final design studio for graduate students at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The student led process creates prefabricated architecture while thoughtfully responding to global problems of density and sustainability using smaller scale, local solutions.

Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of this residence.

Architects: Studio 804, Inc.
Location: Kansas City, Kansas USA
Project Architect: Dan Rockhill, JL Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture, University of Kansas
Project Team: Alison Lampier, Andrew Thomas, Becca Maness, Caleb Reed, Collin Jacobs, Danielle Blodgett, Erik Biggs, Garret Wilson, Jason Sadler, Jesse Brubacher, Josh Bender, Megin Sevier, Molly Fogarty, Patrick Noble, Sam Edelstein, Ben Chapman, Blake Perkins, Frank Lindemann, Jared Eder, Kate Frick, Kyle Davis, Stephanie Winn
Contractor: Studio 804, Inc.
Engineer: Norton & Schmidt
Project Area: 2,400 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio 804

Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804

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The Prescott Passivhaus is a single-family, low-energy residence located in City, . This unique house is designed for the affordable-housing market as a spec house that will sell to qualified buyers, those with an annual income of no more than eighty percent of the target Area Median Income (AMI). Designed to exceed both Passivhaus and LEED Platinum standards, the residence uses minimal energy through affordable passive means. The home is located in the Prescott neighborhood which, despite being just minutes from downtown City, remains a neighborhood in transition not unlike the rest of the derelict urban core that typifies the city.

Architects: Studio 804
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Project Team: CJ Armstrong, Elizabeth Beckerle, Joshua Brown, William Doran, Colleen Driver, Laura Foster, Joel Garcia, Tyler Harrelson, Lauren Hickman, Aaron Jensen, Matthew Johnson, Daniel Lipscomb, Daniel Matchett, Jennifer Mayfield, Katherine Morell, Tye Zehner
Contractor: Studio 804
Engineer: Norton & Schmidt
Project Area: 1,700 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio 804

An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / el dorado

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Located in Herington, the new office for Hodgdon Powder Company utilizes a Quonset hut system of construction that allows an extremely functional yet dynamic space for the company’s employees.  The design plays to the strengths of the pre-engineered system by focusing the major modifications to the end wall assemblies, allowing the dual-corrugated, structural panels to remain largely intact.

More photographs and drawings following the break.

Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Herington, Kansas, USA
Principal in Charge: Josh Shelton
Project Architect: Sean Slattery, , LEED AP
Furniture Design and Fabrication: Brady Neely
Structural: Genesis Structures
Metal Building Engineering: Steelmaster USA
MEP: Lankford and Associates
Landscape: el dorado inc
Lighting: Derek Porter Studio
General contractor: Kelley Construction Company
Owner: Hodgdon Powder Company
Project Area: 8,500 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Cox Communications Distribution Center / el dorado

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The site is a light industrial office park of conventional box buildings primarily from the 1960s and 1970s located in Topeka, Kansas.  Cox Communications Distribution Center is the first building within the park to be renovated, as the owner has decided to revamp the entire park over the next several years.  With a limited budget, the architects of el dorado were asked to create an innovative, yet simple tone for future development.

Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of the new Cox Communications Distribution Center.

Architects: el dorado inc.
Location: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Principal in Charge: Josh Shelton
Project Architect: Sean Slattery, , LEEP AP
Custom Fabrication: Doug Hurt
Structural Engineers: Genesis Structures
Metal Building Engineering: Steelmaster USA
MEP: Lankford and Associates
Landscaping: el dorado inc
Lighting: el dorado inc
General Contractor: Kelley Construction Company
Owner: Henderson Development, Inc.
Project Area: 9,200 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Rendererings: el dorado
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence / el dorado

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The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence is located on a rural site about 10 miles south of Lawrence, Kansas. For years, the Fellowship held services within an existing 1880’s one-room schoolhouse. In the late 1960’s, the church added a classroom wing, which allowed the Fellowship continued growth. During the summer of 2006, the church elected to construct a new entry lobby and sanctuary large enough for 150 members, with a committee-based design process.

Follow the break for more photographs and drawings.

Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Lawrence, Kansas,
Principal in Charge: Josh Shelton
Project Architect: Steve Salzer,
Structural: CEO Engineers
MEP: Lankford and Associates
Landscape: Off the Grid
Lighting: Derek Porter Studio
General Contractor: Kelley Construction Company
Furniture Design and Fabrication: Zeke Henry
Owner: The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence
Project Area: 4,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Renderings: el dorado inc
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Tyler Residence / el dorado

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Leawood, , is a typical mid-ring suburb characterized by modest, well-built homes, a leafy hardwood tree canopy and good public schools that make it an attractive location for young families. Current trends (economic downturn notwithstanding) lean towards tearing down existing homes (arguably historical, with most homes in this part of Leawood having been built in the early 1940’s) and maximizing new designs to allowable build lines and volumes.

More photographs and drawings of Tyler Residence following the break.

Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Leawood, Kansas, USA
General Contractor: C+G Construction
Structural Engineering: Genesis Structures
Project Area: 625 sqf (Garage Playroom), 145 sqf (Edmund’s Bedroom)
Project Year: 2010
Renderings: inc
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

The Finn Lofts / el dorado

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The Finn Lofts is located in the heart of what has come to be known as the commerce street arts district in Wichita, Kansas. The project converts an early century warehouse building into a community of dwellings, and retail spaces that compliments the local art community.

More photographs and drawings following the break.

Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Wichita, Kansas,
Structural Engineers: BDC
MEP Engineers: PKMR
General Contractor: Farha Construction
Landplan-landscape arch/civil engineering: code consultant services
Owner: Finn’s Lofts LLC
Project Area: 30,757 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Mike Sinclair