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St. Louis, Missouri INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Don Koster ARCH 511

A small but exceptional St. Louis K-6 school is blossoming under the leadership of a new principal, roughly tripling enrollment within three years. This is no small achievement given the state of the overall St. Louis Public School District. The school has also been awarded pilot status as a “green school,” granting it autonomy in the educational process which it seeks to define: one of “sustainability.” Ultimately, the principal envisions a master campus so that she can keep a watchful eye on students as they matriculate from Pre-K (not currently available) through grade 12. This would prevent her from having to place the students into different high schools around the district and would also enable the students to see the curriculum through its full course. But how might one define this “sustainable school?”


(30 Students)

(300 Students)

NURSERY

UPPER SCHOOL

CLASSROOMS

CLASSROOMS

CIRCULATION: BREAKOUT MEDIA SPACES

LAB MICROCOSM

CIRCULATION: BREAKOUT MEDIA SPACES

CULTURE LAB SCIENCE LAB

SERVICES

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ART LAB IDEA LAB

MISSION STATEMENT Ours is a world influenced by mass culture, increasingly removed from cultural tradition and distinct understanding of regional identity. We have adapted a one-size-fits-all solution, effectively raising a generation adapted to textbook situations with little comprehension of how to adjust to circumstances outside the classroom. It should come as no surprise that today’s schools leave little room for a pupil’s spiritual, physical, and moral well-being. These schools do not value freedom of spirit, nor do they fuel rich, mini-societies and networks that constitute a successful educational dialogue in which students are just as active contributors as their instructors. The school can and should be a setting for a wide range of learning, catalyzing the development of problem-solving skills and reasoning methods that will last a lifetime.

The Patrick Henry Master Campus Plan is guided, then, by a desire to first and foremost to brand the green school of the twenty-first century as one of self-sufficiency. This is an autonomy of intellect as well as sustainability, albeit a sustainability that is fostered by the insertion of many meaningful experiences to the broader ecosystem. A new learning approach will be instilled through the implementation of typological “laboratories.” Curricular programs will be tethered to the landscape to shape rich, immersive learning environments. Students will learn a variety of skills through lessons which are uniquely suited to site, broader urban context, and local traditions. A nursery school will act as a microcosm of this system.


Curricular Research Charette Studies

Images from Precedent Analysis Booklet


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West Elevation

Section A Through Interior Hallway

Lab Courtyard As Learning Hub

View from Nursery Courtyard


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East Elevation The school curriculum will become increasingly focused as one matriculates. Early foundational coursework will introduce students to broad, core concepts of the Patrick Henry philosophy. The pinnacle of each of these concepts is celebrated by the laboratories. North Elevation

The labs will be staggered across the site, linked to the landscape at two scales. Labs with similar landscape needs will border one another so as to capitalize on site opportunities and allow a “cross-pollination� of sorts with occupants of the adjacent unit. The labs will exceed traditional math, science, reading, etc. standards by directly incorporating subjects with broader, meaningful programs, liberating students as problem-solvers. A distinct effort has been made to create nuanced spaces which provide a sense of enclosure, protection, and whimsy at a scale that is appropriate for the intended occupants. Courtyards between labs act as outdoor rooms. The nursery play area is flanked protectively by the lab schools and reed bed system. Hallways have been inscribed with meaningful breakout spaces for impromptu discussion and reflection.

Main Hallway with Bench Seating

Lab Hall with Window Seats, Storage


Anatomy of Lab School

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Active Systems

Air Handling Units utilize Heat Exchangers to reduce heat loss and maximize efficiency. Ductwork is concealed within service walls, truss system, and ground floor.


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Rainwater Strategies

Water collected from roofs and graded landscape and transported to Reed Bed System where it is filtered, disinfected and held for Graywater System and Irrigation.

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Acoustics & Light

Labs are sited North/South to maximize control over heat gain. Photovoltaic Panels capitalize on southern exposure. Service walls are Acoustic Barriers between corridor and classroom.

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Natural Ventilation

Operable Windows are located along the north and south façades. Centrally located Heat Chimneys, concealed within service walls, draw air out to the exterior.

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Learning Tool

Reed Bed System acts as an outdoor classroom, making the process legible to students. It is also a buffer between nursery and street, providing visibility while ensuring privacy of the little ones.

Section B in Detail, Showing Layering of Levels and the North Elevation of a Lab


Urban Housing St. Louis, Missouri

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Andrew Cruse ARCH 419

The Central West End represents one of St. Louis’s most eclectic districts, counting a diverse group of young professionals and families among its citizens. A proposed housing project is to be located on the fringe of the region, taking cue from recent growth and capitalizing on a broader, creative class shift back to the city. The goal of this project was to successfully implement urban houing for this growing population. The given site exists at the fringe of the current Central West End, marking an area that can be used as a catalyst to expand urban redevelopment.


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The project was initially conceived as a unifying wall, a buffer imposed so as to lessen the negative qualities of noise and traffic along a busy urban street, and to simultaneously link two adjacent parcels which are divided by a narrow service alley. The wall is sloped in relation to where noise and traffic flow is the highest, bending to create pockets of interest. Finally, the gesture adapts to the existing site constraints, turning corners carefully so as to reference the setback points of an existing neighborhood.

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wrapping around corner + adjusting to existing setbacks


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Intersection of Delmar and Taylor The units face a collective space with communal gardens: there is bountiful access to light and air for all. This area is effectively cradled and protected from the busy street intersection by the “wrapping� effect of the design itself. In addition to acting as a buffer to the area in which noise and traffic are the loudest, the gradual stepping of the units also links the scale of the design to the existing neighborhood which it borders

Taylor Street Elevation


OVERALL

12 Studio 6 One Bedroom 7 Two Bedroom 5 Live/Work 30 TOTAL UNITS Fourth Floor 1 Live/Work 1 TOTAL

Third Floor

5 Studio 4 Two Bedroom 1 Live/Work 9 TOTAL

One of the strategies for the unit arrangment was to provide as many direct street entrances as possible for residents, fostering a greater sense of ownership. Second floor studios are directly linked to street level through stairwells that contain storage, shelving, and display space.

Second Floor 7 Studio 2 Live/Work 9 TOTAL

First Floor

[2 Unique] 6 One Bedroom 3 Two Bedroom 1 Live/Work 10 TOTAL

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1 Bedroom, typ. (780 ft2) [Positioned below Second Floor Studio Unit.]

+ Bedroom receives morning light + Kitchen built into service wall + Patio + Private garden space + Private street entry + Reading nook and window seat + Light well

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1BR Unit: Views of Living Room


1BR Unit: View to Open Space


Studio, typ. (470 ft2) [Stacked above Ground Floor 1 BR Unit.]

+ Balcony + Barn door enables unit to be fully open + Kitchen built into service wall + Private street entry + Storage/display space in stairwell

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Studio Unit: View of Entry Stair


Studio Unit: View of Bedroom


Miscellaneous

WUSTL: 2010-2011

Consider this a quick, haphazard overview of various work generated throughout the 20102011 school year. Note that this does not include separate research booklets on the topics of urban housing or a precedent comparision guide to contemporary educational projects.


Adventureland | Critter Country | Fantasyland | Frontierland Main Street USA | Mickey’s Toontown | New Orleans Square | Tomorrowland

Disney’s Magic Kingdom As Experienced by Lemmings

I was required to analyze and regenerate a provided map for a spring course. My study of Situationist mapping techniques led to the re-mapping of Disney’s Magic Kingdom in a manner that presents a number of possible scenarios that might unfold. I created the map given the notion that Disney operates as though an extremely efficient machine. Admittedly, the map may be a bit incendiary to some.


For my Fall 2010 Contemporary Critical Regional Practices course, I created a 208 slide presentation regarding the work of Grafton Architects of Dublin, Ireland. The firm was founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978. Particular topics of interest included firm background, regional history, context, spatial hierarchy, goal-route movement, geometric order, structural composition, tectonic, typological transformation and connotation and meaning. The end goal was to identify the firm as one with an eye cast to global trends whilst simultaneously exhibiting a distinct understanding of regional factors. The large number of slides is due to a large number of overlays shown in quick succession. Many weeks were spent collecting data and generating graphics. I will be the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the course in Fall 2011.


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I must admit to being quite the talker: my family and friends can attest to the fact that this is a lifelong trait. When prompted to develop a cognitive map as the final assignment for a graduate level mapping course, then, I chose to highlight the distinct manner in which I converse. The aptly named “Rambler” pinball game belays my personal penchants, interests, and tendencies with a colorful flair and a playful nod to one of my most defining mannerisms.

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Tanks and Pumps store water and circulate through potable water system.

Fans propel conditioned air through Air Plenums. Air exits through vents located above doors. Return Air Path collects air that has naturally risen in a “stack effect” from the central staircase. Air Handling Units utilize Heat Exchangers to reduce system heat loss and maximize efficiency.

Geothermal Wells draw water from underground. Heat Exchangers pull thermal energy out of the water and into the building.

Water Quality Unit diverts water collected from roof and site to holding tank. Aquatic Plants filter water. Water is circulated through Filtration Fibers, UV Disinfection and a second Holding Tank.

20,000 Gallon Bulk Tank

ESII: Assignment 3

Rebecca Castellon, TA // Kelly Peoples

Documentation of a benchmark project’s building systems


Photography

2010-2011

A few images from places that were pretty new to me in the past year: Charleston, South Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri.


The Sublime


The City


graduate works 01  

some odds and ends from my first, sleepless year at graduate school.

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