lowell whiteman school dormitory / steamboat springs, colorado
7000sf / designed 2009 / completed 2010
the design of a boy's dormitory was made especially challenging by the question: "if it's not durable, how can it be sustainable?"
the requirements were simple enough: a building that could sleep 20 boys and provide room for adult supervision. this independent high school was looking for an upgrade from their run-down and dangerously positioned (a mere 10 feet from the county road) bunkhouse. after conducting design workshops that included students and faculty, we were able to come up with a unique solution that would fit into their rustic setting be sustainable, and withstand the wear and tear of 20 teenage boys.
selection / AIA colorado sustainable design exhibition 2012 and displayed at denver international airport
completed with ewers architecture / golden, co