Studio 804 has pioneered new technologies and advanced construction techniques, including four LEED Platinum projects completed to date. This is done by examining, on all levels, the standards of human comfort and the nature of urban spaces. Studio 804 educates students through the experience of all aspects embodied by design/build, a delivery model that is gaining widespread interest in the architectural profession. Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation committed to the continued research and development of sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. The organization is a comprehensive education opportunity for graduate students entering the final year of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Studio 804 produces one building per year, and it is through the support of organization and individuals committed to environmental stewardship that we are able to continue our service to the community at large.
The Dirt Works Studio, a materials and tectonics studio composed of third-year architecture students, is dedicated to exploring the potential of earthen architecture. The studio atmosphere encourages exploration of theoretical underpinnings as well as practical design and detailing considerations. The studio embraces a collaborative spirit, an intense work ethic, careful attention to details, and a good measure of humility.