Dec 3, 2008    #112
Contact: Laura Byerley


Second-year planning students and first-year architecture students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) are exhibiting their studio Research Pavilion Projects. The design review is open to the public.

The Research Pavilion Project consisted of five student groups, each of which designed 1,000-cubic-foot building models for one of the following clients – a philosopher, an architect, a chemist, a planner and an environmentalist. Each of the above clients teach at UMKC, and have requested a summer retreat where they can write, reflect and recharge. The constructs each contain computer access, a writing/study area, sleeping area, lounge area and kitchenette.

At the core of this project is a philosophy that design, space and construction can be tailored to profoundly affect success in any discipline. Each student group considered its client’s profession, geography and anticipated weather changes. In addition, the projects planned for no electricity and minimal plumbing. Instead, the projects incorporated a green means of power (photovoltaic cells).

For more information about AUPD, visit:

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5

WHERE: 213 Epperson House, Kansas City, Mo. 64110

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.


This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice)


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