1718 Atherton Court, was the fifth house to be designed and built by Studio 804, continued to incorporate innovative design with ADA accessibility and the principals of green building. Environmentally responsible design through incorporation of regional, recycled, recyclable, and salvaged materials was used whenever possible. Designing with accessibility in mind, careful consideration was made to ensure that the home continues to meet the needs of its occupants over time. Ramps, turnarounds, fixtures, and door widths fully comply with ADA regulations for handicapped accessibility. Moreover, the house's multi-purpose room in the north wing can accommodate live-in nursing or care taking staff. Ultimately, the open plan is similar in program to earlier projects, yet vastly different in the enhanced sense of spatial quality that comes as a result of increased volume and light.
The University of Kansas Department of Architecture invites applications for Studio 804, a comprehensive one-year, fully hands-on design-build experience for students who are at an advanced stage in their studies and committed to the continued research and development of affordable, sustainable and inventive building solutions. Students enrolled in Studio 804 work full time to design and build a new building every year. The widely-published program, under the direction of Distinguished Professor Dan Rockhill, has produced ten LEED Platinum buildings, three of which are Passive House-certified. To learn more, visit studio804.com and architecture. ku.edu/studio804. The university accepts transfers, 4+2 grads, B.Arch grads, M.Arch grads, or professionals — anyone who wants to be a better architect by having had the experience of designing and constructing a sophisticated building in its entirety from the ground up.