Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
The Living Building Challenge Texas case studies
Texas Society of Architects
November 6, 2014
The Monarch School Outdoor Learning Studio
Understand the basic requirements of the Living Building Challenge.
Participants will recognize value of the Challenge as a systems-based approach to development.
Review some examples of projects locally that incorporate successful strategies specific to their respective sites.
Discuss challenges for our region and potential ways to overcome hurdles.
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Estimated that one in every six children is affected by neurological differences
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One in every 100 children in the US is diagnosed with autism
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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
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