Advanced Studio, Spring 2010: Donnelly

  • Work by Shirin Reklaoui for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Shirin Reklaoui for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Taejun Kim for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Taejun Kim for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Taejun Kim for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Taejun Kim for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Laura Zediker for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Laura Zediker for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Laura Zediker for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Laura Zediker for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
  •  Work by Lu Bai for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.
    Work by Lu Bai for advanced studio taught by Paul J. Donnelly, Spring 2010.

Advanced Studio, Spring 2010
THE INNOVATION LAB: THE CENTER FOR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARC, DESIGN, AND INNOVATION

Paul J. Donnelly, Rebecca & John Voyles Professor

Washington University's Center for Multi-disciplinary Research, Design, and Innovation is intended to foster collaboration across fields, engaging industry's leading innovators and the intellectual resources of the University. It will support research and directed creativity related to contemporary means, methods, and designs across a range of disciplines. Situated on a prominent site at the threshold to the Brookings Alley—the gateway to the Danforth Campus—and adjacent to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Walker Hall, the new building will house laboratories, studios, classrooms, exhibition spaces, and faculty/research offices.

For this comprehensive studio, students design an 80,000-square-foot facility that will house the innovation lab. Design proposals must embody the rich cultural history of the University while reflecting its commitment to directing its intellectual resources to problems of the environment and contemporary society. The new facility should embrace issues of sustainability and contribute positively to its immediate ecological environment. Most importantly, the architecture's formal structure must foster innovation through social and cultural intersection, exchange, accessibility, and integration, while also advancing the art of contemporary architecture and building science through the incorporation of innovative processes, materials, systems, and technologies.

Students analyze and engage with contemporary and emerging applied science related to both the design process and the making of architecture, and ultimately develop proposals with integrated technologies. Emphasis is placed on material investigations that track ideas through contemporary simulations.