Advanced Studio, Spring 2011: Donnelly & Jantzen

  • Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Jason Butz for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Jason Butz for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Heather McArthur for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Heather McArthur for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Sha Hua for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Jason Butz for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Jason Butz for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
  • Work by Lauren Comes for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.
    Work by Lauren Comes for advanced studio taught by Paul Donnelly & Christof Jantzen, Spring 2011.

Advanced Studio, Spring 2011
_Transformation in the Digital Age_

Paul J. Donnelly, Rebecca and John Voyles Professor
Christof Jantzen, I-CARES Professor of Practice

Given the differential lifespan of building components and escalating constraints on energy and financial resources, building refurbishment is becoming an increasingly sustainable design option compared to building demolition and new construction.

The project for this comprehensive studio is the design of a 21st-Century Digital Museum & Data Center at the historic Lemp Brewery in St. Louis. The focus is on the adaptive-reuse of the monumental loadbearing Lemp Brewery silos, and the design of an addition/expansion to provide for approximately 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and related support space.

The museum's mission is to support installations by the world's foremost artists and curators, and engage 21st-century technology to foster reflection, communication, and exchange. In addition to serving the greater St. Louis community, it must serve as a global Data Center for museums around the world.

Each design proposal should be of global significance and serve as a symbol of innovative adaptive-reuse in the 21st century. The facilities should support and advance directed creativity related to contemporary means and methods across a range of contemporary media and technologies. Proposals also must embody the rich cultural history of the Lemp Brewery and reflect the museum's commitment to directing its intellectual resources to advancing contemporary culture. The adaptive-reuse and addition should embrace all issues related to sustainability and contribute in a positive way to its immediate ecological environment.

The studio is structured around several weeklong workshops—including one at TU Delft in the Netherlands—each centered on a different aspect of the project. In addition, architecture students work with their colleagues in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, who are charged with developing preliminary energy analyses of design postulations.