Holcim Foundation

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Energy efficient university building

The planning and construction of the design-and-build Center for Design Research is part of the University of Kansas architecture, design and planning curriculum. Officially opened in July 2011, the project is one of the first LEED Platinum-certified buildings in the community and features a “smart grid” meter that provides continuous data about energy use at the site.

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Energy efficient university building officially opened
Acknowledgement prize to project in university architecture curriculum
“The in-depth participation of students in the construction process is demonstrated as a successful component in the curriculum” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region North America
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Lawrence, KS, USA
Dan Rockhill
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Dan Rockhill
Studio 804, USA
Acknowledgement prize 2011
North America
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