Advanced Studio, Spring 2012: Jantzen/Koster

  • Work by Nicholas Brow for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Nicholas Brow for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
  • Work by Nicholas Brow for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Nicholas Brow for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
  • Work by Mark Mangapora for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Mark Mangapora for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
  • Work by Wei Kou for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Wei Kou for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
  • Work by Wei Kou for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Wei Kou for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
  • Work by Xi Chen for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.
    Work by Xi Chen for advanced studio taught by Christof Jantzen & Don Koster, Spring 2012.

Advanced Studio, Spring 2012
M>O>B

Christof Jantzen, I-CARES Professor of Practice
Don Koster, Senior Lecturer

There has been much discussion about health-care reform in the United States and the way health-care services are provided. Beyond notions of service and cost, this comprehensive studio seeks to rethink some of the architectural parameters of health-care institutions through the development of design concepts for a small, environmentally conscious, patient- and family-oriented Medical Office Building (MOB) in St Louis. The MOB offers comprehensive and convenient medical, diagnostic, and treatment services in one location. It houses medical practices along with laboratory, vascular, cardiology, and imaging services.

The project also features a Health Resource Center where patients, families, and the community can access or review educational materials about various health conditions and treatments. This center offers a comprehensive research setting to help patients understand the specifics of a disease and any proposed treatment for it. The integrated Health Resource Center is staffed by a community resource nurse, who assists community members in locating disease-specific information through videos, books, journals, and online resources. Ultimately, this service is supports patients in becoming educated and active participants in their own health care. It should also include a small community center with a state-of-the-art meeting facility to accommodate activities such as meetings, social events, and educational programs. The room comfortably seats up to 80 people and features an adjacent outdoor patio.