Coastal Resilience - GHF- Living Building Challenge Houston
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE at the Monarch School Studio
“Shaping Lives from the Inside Out”
Amanda Tullos, AIA, LFA, LEED AP, CPHC, ARCSA CAGreeNexus Consulting
Sustainability consulting including:
LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, National Green Building Standard, City of Dallas Green Building Code
Certified more than 40 LEED projects, over 1.9M sf.
8 Platinum LEED projects
2 Living Buildings-in process
1 : 6
Estimated that one in every six children is affected by neurological differences
1 : 100
One in every 100 children in the US is diagnosed with autism
1 : 54
One in every 54 boys is diagnosed with autism.
One in every 252 girls is diagnosed with autism.
A new case of autism is diagnosed every 15minutes
The Need -Alarming
Mission: The Monarch School is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences.
Vision: To serve the educational needs of individuals with neurological differences by offering a unique, therapeutic learning environment where active minds are challenged, all are treated with respect and dignity, learning is a joy, and wisdom is the outcome.
To develop active critical thinkers and problem solvers
To teach the members of our community how to create and reach their goals
To nurture socially competent and responsible individuals
To encourage emotional competence and responsibility
To provide those with neurological differences a successful school experience and hope for their futures
TRANSECT: CAMPUS –T3
BIOREGION: THE SOUTH
The Monarch Campus Master Plan
1.The true cost of power should be communicated and demonstrated to the end users in a way that can be easily understood.
2.Materials and methods that demonstrate leadership in sustained health of the planet and its inhabitants shall be incorporated.
3.The essential nature of water and its processes (capture, movement, use, and cleaning) should be communicated to the end user in a visible, interactive way.
4.The campus environment will increase the student time outdoors, their learning, and enjoyment by appealing to the senses in multiple ways.
5.By incorporating interaction, the facility should communicate how much workis needed to create essential elements such as food, water, and power.
“As I spoke with the design and construction team, I was struck by their
sense of reverence for the contribution they were making to this campus…
…As I walked across the campus past classroom after classroom of engaged students,
I felt the reverence, too.
I’ve never felt a greater sense [of] gratitude for the work of all the scientists, advocates,
visionaries and builders working to provide the healthiest possible environment for our children. “
~ Bill Walsh,
Healthy Building Network
See more at: http://www.pharosproject.net/blog/detail/id/176/monarch_school#sthash.cRbWBfZb.dpuf