FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team, a student design-build workshop,) in collaboration with Min | Day, often works with non-profit arts organizations. The Salina Art Center runs a community-based program of exhibitions, performances, films (in its cinema) educational activities and maintains a residency for one artist at a time.
This interdisciplinary studio project asked teams of Architecture and Landscape Architecture students to design a tailgating facility for the UNL Huskers. This is an architecture of surface and an infrastructure to manage the complex systems associated with activities planned, anticipated and unexpected as well as site systems including storm water management and utilities.
America, a lively and diverse place, lacks a delicate and valuable admiration of its elderly. This is an unfortunate social deficiency, as age often correlates with expertise and knowledge. The Empire State Building can serve as this catalyst of change. This project strives to improve social inclusion of the elderly by inducing collaborative encounters between brilliant minds at one of America’s most iconic buildings.
The goals of sustainable communities are to 1) lower infrastructure and transportation costs, 2) reduce air pollution and storm water runoff, 3) preserve historic properties and sensitive lands, 4) save people in commute time, 5) create more economically resilient communities and 6) meet market demand for different types of housing at various price points.
As the result of a collaboration with the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, the Brooklyn-based dance company STREB, and UNL's Dance and Computer Science and Engineering programs, this second-year design project was supported by a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) grant. One of the project goals was to promote dialogue with non-designers.