Center for Design Research
The Center for Design Research's new classroom and conference center building was designed, built, and dedicated in 2010-2011 by students enrolled in the KU Department of Architecture's Studio 804.
The building features 33 solar panels at 235 watts each and a Skystream 3.7 wind turbine rated at 2.4 killowatts. The building also has smart-grid electricity metering, an energy-conserving plant-covered roof, a rain garden, LED lighting, and an electric-vehicle charging system.
This building was the first in Lawrence and at KU to receive the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum rating in 2013.