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LEARN BY LIVING

Student Housing - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA Luke Durkin - Studio Killing - Spring 2013 Since the creation of Universities the principal that living on-campus with your fellow students has proven to be a critical element for a superior University education.

TOPIC

University of Virginia

Oxford Univ.

THE ACADEMIC LIFESTYLE is LOST today with the shift toward off-campus, apartment style housing with luxury amenity focused design

Arizona State Univ.

THE HORROR OF THE DORMS A Negative Feedback Loop

no outdoor spaces

roommate conflict

messy rooms & kitchens

SPECIFIC PROBLEMS Case Study - Poly Canyon Village, Cal Poly

Students Desire -Privacy -Freedom -Space -Amenities -Cleanliness -Social & Fun Atmosphere All are rare in Dormitories

No sense of community, You DON’T make friends here!!! Why? Poor layout of interior community spaces Poor layout of exterior community spaces Poor layout of circulation Lack of appropriate Village community spaces No social or academic driver to create community Q: Why do you never use the community space in Aliso? Q: Why do you never use the study lounge in you building? Q: Why do you never use the courtyard? A: I forgot it’s there, I never walk by it A: Nobody is ever there A: We have a study lounge? A: It’s out of the way and far away A: Why leave my room?

RESEARCH APPROACH

Scale of Focus Personal Experience Apartment

Floor

Building

Complex

Campus

Sense of Community Housing Type

Site Visits & Interviews

in Apt/Suite

in Shared Space

10 8 1 3 7 9

4 2 2 2 10 5

N/A 4 4 5 10 N/A

2 3 2 5 9 1

Simmons Hall Tour - MIT Architect: Steven Holl

MIT - Dennis Collins Director of Housing

SOLUTIONS & PRINCIPALS

Harvard - Sophia Chaknis Director of Res Programs

Stanford University - Marie Omek

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Best Outcomes are in mid size, 12-32 person groups Create a Complex for the whole Cal Poly Community not just the complex itself • College Houses • Dining • Grocery • Retail Levels of Community Theory • Variety of Places to Interact • Works like a Chain Reaction, No Weak Link Ways to make a large group kitchen work • Special Cabinet Dish rack • Commercial Dishwashers • Sinks in rooms • Locked Individual Food Storage Porch Based Community Respond to students previous housing situation Stress Reduction Minimize Roommate Conflict Opportunities Upperclassmen Path to Graduation

BU

My Student Housing Experience Old Ressies - Univ. of Canberra, Australia

Northeastern Univ - Tim Touchette Director of Housing Services

COMMUNITY

CO

12-13 Person Apartments 1 Apt per Floor 8 Blocks (Buildings) Amazing Community Spirit Horrible Mess Clean Single Rooms

St. Mary’s (CA) - Alfred Day Director of Res Experience

KI LI TC VI H N EN G /

LEVELS OF

UC Merced - Alfred Day Former Director of Res Life

in Rooms Single Double 9 10 9 9 2 N/A 2 2 2 2 4 7

BA

Baker House - MIT Architect: Alvar Aalto

in Floor

AC BU TI IL VIT D Y IN G S

The Academic Village - Univ. of Virginia Architect: Thomas Jefferson

Globe

Level of Mess

in Building

Dorm - Corrider Dorm - Suite Apt - 2 person Apt - 5 person Apt - 12 person Hostel Style

Site Selection

Nation

“I’M DESIGNING A METHOD OF EDUCATION as much as I’M DESIGNING A HOME FOR STUDENTS” Capture “Learn by Doing” Spirit

Right now there is a crisis occurring in student housing. The desire for privacy and freedom is destroying the academic lifestyle by removing students from each other and the campus as a whole


LEARN BY LIVING

Student Housing - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA Luke Durkin - Studio Killing - Spring 2013 OPERABLE BALCONY WALL Opens with Seasons Summer - Cali Summer Winter - Most days it’s still not that warm

SINGLE ROOMS Desired by Upperclassmen Each Room has a Sink Less Conflict

FOLDING GLASS WALL Ventilation Connection to Outdoors Connection to Outdoor community

TIMBER FACADE Represents Community Shades Glazing Privacy

First Floor SHADE SCREEN Emphasizes Balcony (Community Spaces) East-West Shade

VENTILATION Single-Loaded Corridors and Open Central Area Promotes Ventilation of Stinky Dorms PERFORATED METAL Mimics Operable Balcony Improved Ventilation

CENTRAL AREA Replaces Poor Hallways Improved Ventilation

Third Floor

Building Design Strategies Bathroom

Bedrooms

Kitchen & Living

6 Apartment Layout

Central Balcony

Views

Ventilation

Kitchen Zones

KITCHEN PLACEMENT No Windows Needed

FOOD PREP CONVERSATION SPACE Students can cook while interacting with others

“L” SHAPE TABLE Prevents Single Group Domination of Kitchen

VIEW HIERARCHY Best Views in Community Space Get’s People Out of Rooms

COOKING EATING

CLEANING TIMBER FACADE Represents Community Shades Glazing

Cooking Timeline 3 6

1 EASY ACCESS CIRCULATION Prevents Collisions

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Ventilation and Views

FOLDING GLASS WALL Ventilation Connection to Outdoors Connection to Outdoor community

Kitchen Design Strategies

Village Master Plan

COLLEGE HOUSE PROGRAM Mentorship Program

Master Plan Site Circulation

MENTOR HOUSING Graduate/Upperclassmen Single 12 Person Apartment

COLLEGE HOUSES Study/Work/Build Collaborate Social

Series of “Houses” sorted by a group of related majors Each contains Facilities uniquely suited to those programs Art & Architecture - Presentation & Critique Spaces, Collaboration Spaces Engineering - Project Building Labs, Professional Offices Liberal Arts - Graduate Degree Preparation Sessions, Applications in Polytechnic Fields Math & Science - Group Study Spaces, Graduate Info Programs Agriculture - Cal Poly Farm Market Business - Extracurricular Program HQ, Start-Up Incubator, Lecture Series

Mentorship Programs

Brings Upper and Lower Level Students Together Gives Lower Division Students a Jump Start or Upper Level Thinking and Studies Strengthens the Path to Graduation

CENTRAL LAWN Activity Space Gathering Space Interaction Chance

GROCERY/AGRICULTURE COLLEGE HOUSE Cal Poly Farm Market Community Hub Only Grocery in East San Luis Obispo

GRAND AVE. CAMPUS ENTRANCE FRONTAGE


LEARN BY LIVING

Student Housing - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA Luke Durkin - Studio Killing - Spring 2013

Architectural Precedents

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya by: H Arquitects + dataAE

Francis Praker School by: Lake|Flato Architects

Bastyr Univ Housing by: Collins Woerman

The “College House” Program provides a space for each group of majors with facilities uniquely suited to their needs Graduate/Upperclassmen Mentor Housing

College House

Grocery& Retail (Agriculture College House)

COLLEGE HOUSE PROGRAM Mentorship Program

MENTOR HOUSING Graduate/Upperclassmen Single 12 Person Apartment

COLLEGE HOUSES Study/Work/Build Collaborate Social

GRAND AVE. CAMPUS ENTRANCE FRONTAGE

Series of “Houses” sorted by a group of related majors Each contains Facilities uniquely suited to those programs Art & Architecture - Presentation & Critique Spaces, Collaboration Spaces Engineering - Project Building Labs, Professional Offices Liberal Arts - Graduate Degree Preparation Sessions, Applications in Polytechnic Fields Math & Science - Group Study Spaces, Graduate Info Programs Agriculture - Cal Poly Farm Market Business - Extracurricular Program HQ, Start-Up Incubator, Lecture Series

CENTRAL LAWN Activity Space Gathering Space Interaction Chance

Mentorship Programs

Brings Upper and Lower Level Students Together Gives Lower Division Students a Jump Start or Upper Level Thinking and Studies Strengthens the Path to Graduation

GROCERY/AGRICULTURE COLLEGE HOUSE Cal Poly Farm Market Community Hub Only Grocery in East San Luis Obispo

The “College House” Program provides a space for each group of majors with facilities uniquely suited to their needs Liberal Arts

Cal Poly Grocery and Farm Store Grocery serves entire region of San Luis Obispo Display and Sale of Cal Poly Food Products

Engineering

Informal Project Labs Space to Create, Expirament & Build Team Rooms

Professional Offices: Bring Business on Campus Meeting Space for clubs and programs Extracurricular programs are the cornerstone of Business Education

Business

Group Study Spaces Grad School Preparation (50% went to grad school in 2012) Lecture Series

Math and Science

College Houses naturally works as a Honors Program Mentor-Mentee Programs Honors Student Housing Improved Facilities for Honors Students

New & Improved Honors Program

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Upper Res

Singles, Doubles, Triples, Quads

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1000-1700 Beds

Facility Highlights

Critique Spaces: Exposes younger students to upper-level thinking Collaboration Between Majors Pin-Up and Informal Critique Spaces Lecture Series

Agriculture

550-900 Beds

Upper Classmen & Graduate

Centered on introducing Liberal Arts Students to how their degree can be applied in a Polytechnic Field - “ One of the best Architecture Lectures I ever heard was given by a Architect who earned a Bachelors of Philosophy then an M.ARCH”

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Freshmen & Sophomore

Academic Village, Univ of Virginia by: Thomas Jefferson

Luke Durkin Senior Project Presentation Boards  

Luke Durkin 5th Year Architecture Student Senior Thesis Project on Student Housing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo