Advanced Studio, Fall 2011: Koster

  • Work by Thad Martin for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by Thad Martin for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
  • Work by Thad Martin for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by Thad Martin for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
  • Work by John Brown for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by John Brown for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
  • Work by Lauren Comes for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by Lauren Comes for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
  • Work by Christopher Chappell for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by Christopher Chappell for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
  • Work by Tingting Wu for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.
    Work by Tingting Wu for advanced studio taught by Don Koster, Fall 2011.

Advanced Studio, Fall 2011
PARKVIEW GARDENS SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN STUDIO

Don Koster, Senior Lecturer

Citing a lack of neighborhood connectivity, a deficit of affordable housing, and a need for improved recreation and open spaces, University City joined with Washington University and the Parkview Gardens Association to initiate a long-range partnership to facilitate the redevelopment and revitalization of the Parkview Gardens neighborhood. In fall 2010, a $315,687 combination U.S. Department of Transportation Tiger II and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Community Challenge Grant was awarded to fund a neighborhood redevelopment and sustainability plan.

To facilitate the planning process, The Parkview Planning Partners was formed, bringing together a variety of community groups to address neighborhood transportation, housing, and open space needs.

Students in this comprehensive studio are responsible for the development of progressive, energy-efficient, ecologically sound, affordable housing models for infill and new development opportunities in Parkview Gardens. Working closely with project partners, they establish design parameters and develop, evaluate, and present designs. Approved designs will be submitted as part of the final sustainability plan for City Council approval and future funding applications; it is anticipated that designs developed in this studio will be implemented in the future once financing has been secured.

All students are expected to demonstrate a command of building systems, material assemblies, structural applications, enclosure systems, life safety, and environmental systems. During the semester, they participate in a LEED for Homes design charrette and are expected to demonstrate the achievement of LEED Platinum for all designs. Students also participate in a mandatory Habitat for Humanity St. Louis build day to receive fundamental exposure to building methodologies and make a positive contribution to the local built environment.