Studio 804

Studio 804, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation committed to the continued research and development of sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. The University of Kansas Department of Architecture offers this comprehensive education opportunity for graduate students entering the final year of the Master of Architecture program, transfer students, 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.. All aspects of the design and construction process are carried out by the students over the course of a nine month academic year. This includes everything from initial design including all systems, construction documents, estimates, working with zoning and code officials, site layout, placing concrete, framing, roofing, siding, setting solar panels, landscape and more — there isn’t anything we don’t do ourselves.

Since the beginning, the work of Studio 804 has targeted energy efficient and sustainable design. Since the 5.4.7. Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas, which was completed in 2008, each project has been LEED Platinum Certified and several of them have been Passive House US (PHIUS) Certified. All the houses have targeted net zero energy use over a calendar year.

LOCATION: Lawrence, Kansas, USA