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lws dorm entrance

michael

wright

heublein

architect

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

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