Certified Projects Database
||Center for Design Research (CDR)
||Studio 804 - Kansas University
||Studio 804 Inc.
||Mechanical Systems Designer
||Hoss & Brown Engineers
|Energy Star Rating
||Heating Degree Days
||Cooling Degree Days
||July 8, 2011
||Living Green wall system
5/8 Type X gyp
16 in I-joists 16"O.C. w cellulose insulation
1/2 in OSB sheathing
2 1/2 in Limestone veneer w/metal ties @ 24"O.C. horiz. & 16"O.C. vert.
||4 in concrete floor slab
10 mil vapor retarder
4 in gravel fill
1/4 in cement board
20 in I-joists 16"O.C.
Ripped 2x8's to 1/4:12 slope, piggyback on roof joists
3/4 in T&G OSB sheathing
EPDM roofing membrane
||Butt Glazed One
||Electrochromic High SHGC (0.36)
Velux 0.27 SHGC
||Assa Abloy Tri Door
||Zehnder Comfoair flat 350
||85% heat pump COP 2.20
15% electric resistance
||Studio 804, Inc., is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation,
affiliated with the University of Kansas. Participants are graduate students
of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning under the instruction of
JL Constant Distinguished Professor Dan Rockhill.
Studio 804 projects adhere to standards of the highest quality, both in
design and fabrication, and address important issues of environmental
sustainability, energy efficiency and accessibility. The structures are
innovative architectural designs that address important issues pertinent to
the professional field.
For the last seventeen years, Studio 804 has pioneered new technologies
and advanced construction techniques in the areas of sustainable design
and innovative methods of construction. As a not-for-profit organization,
we are committed to promoting high quality architecture and serving the
needs of the state, Lawrence and the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Since its inception, Studio 804 has become more ambitious in its pursuits
and increasingly sophisticated in its methods. Through the efforts of our
students we have been successful in gaining support from industry leaders
who see us as an opportunity to showcase their new and often innovative
products. All aspects of the building process are carried out by the students
over the course of a single semester.
Students are involved in everything from initial design to finished
construction and documentation. Studio 804ï¿½s attention to detail and
pursuit of building innovation and energy efficiency has led to a significant
amount of national and international exposure and interest in the form of
numerous accolades and publications. With five LEED Platinum projects
completed to date (three certified, two pending), we are proud to be leaders
in sustainability among professionals in the region and intend to continue
in that effort for the immediate future.