Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Tyson Living Learning Center

Last night I attended a presentation and tour of the Tyson Living Learning Center At Washington University's Tyson Research Facility off  I-44. Kevin Smith, the Assistant Director of the facility and Dan Hellmuth, the architect of the building were the presenters. The building is constructed from wood harvested at the site and there are many other features that will help it achieve 'Living Building' status as time moves on.
As Kevin spoke about glade restoration it took my mind back to backpacking days in the Irish Wilderness along the Eleven Point River. Rock outcroppings, cedar, prickly pear cactus forming isolated desert pockets in the middle of the Ozarks - these are some of my favorite memories of time spent in the back country. Here is a pic along the river bluffs about 9 miles from the trailhead. (scanners are dangerous)
Last night was cool enough to open the overhead doors in the meeting room where we gathered. Here is Kevin speaking on the facilities' mission and work.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Architecture for Humanity - St. Louis


Here is a rough-in of a cover piece and site plan on a project in East St. Louis. At AFH we can often help young not-for-profit organizations get some preliminary planning work done and better prepared for fundraising efforts.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Slide Show on the Right

Using this small, square format digital I took the images in the show titled 'square' on the right.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

LEED for Neighborhood Development

This is some of the work in progress in Old North as we begin LEED ND certification work on this project. Habitat for Humanity St. Louis has put together a fine team and I count myself lucky to be a member.