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The Living Building Challenge Texas case studies 
Texas Society of Architects 
Houston, TX 
November 6, 2014 
The Monarch ...
Learning Objectives 
• 
Understand the basic requirements of the Living Building Challenge. 
• 
Participants will recogniz...
Client and Process
“Shaping Lives from the Inside Out”
1 : 6 
Estimated that one in every six children is affected by neurological differences 
1 : 100 
One in every 100 childre...
Mission: The Monarch School is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurologic...
TRANSECT: CAMPUS –T3 
BIOREGION: THE SOUTH 
TYPOLOGY: BUILDING 
SITE PETAL 
The Monarch Campus Master Plan
What if…..?
Critical goals: 
1.The true cost of power should be communicated and demonstrated to the end users in a way that can be ea...
MAKING CONNECTIONS 
Self 
Our Space 
Our Place 
EQUITY
Collaboration and Synergies
TRANSECT: CAMPUS –T3 
BIOREGION: THE SOUTH 
TYPOLOGY: BUILDING 
SITE PETAL 
The Monarch Campus Master Plan
SITE
HEALTH 
WATER 
ENERGY 
SITE 
MATERIALS 
EQUITY 
BEAUTY
SITE
WATER
SITE
ENERGY
ENERGY
EQUITY
“As I spoke with the design and construction team, I was struck by their 
sense of reverence for the contribution they wer...
MATERIALS
HEALTH
MATERIALS
MATERIALS
MATERIALS
MATERIALS
BEAUTY
EQUITY
Thank You
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014
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Living Building Case studies for Texas- Texas Society of Architects Nov. 2014

  1. 1. The Living Building Challenge Texas case studies Texas Society of Architects Houston, TX November 6, 2014 The Monarch School Outdoor Learning Studio Houston, TX Josey Pavilion Decatur, TX
  2. 2. Learning Objectives • 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.
  3. 3. Client and Process
  4. 4. “Shaping Lives from the Inside Out”
  5. 5. 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. 1:252 One in every 252 girls is diagnosed with autism. A new case of autism is diagnosed every 15minutes The Need -Alarming
  6. 6. 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. Goals: • 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 www.monarchinstitute.org
  7. 7. TRANSECT: CAMPUS –T3 BIOREGION: THE SOUTH TYPOLOGY: BUILDING SITE PETAL The Monarch Campus Master Plan
  8. 8. What if…..?
  9. 9. Critical goals: 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.
  10. 10. MAKING CONNECTIONS Self Our Space Our Place EQUITY
  11. 11. Collaboration and Synergies
  12. 12. TRANSECT: CAMPUS –T3 BIOREGION: THE SOUTH TYPOLOGY: BUILDING SITE PETAL The Monarch Campus Master Plan
  13. 13. SITE
  14. 14. HEALTH WATER ENERGY SITE MATERIALS EQUITY BEAUTY
  15. 15. SITE
  16. 16. WATER
  17. 17. SITE
  18. 18. ENERGY
  19. 19. ENERGY
  20. 20. EQUITY
  21. 21. “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 HEALTH
  22. 22. MATERIALS
  23. 23. HEALTH
  24. 24. MATERIALS
  25. 25. MATERIALS
  26. 26. MATERIALS
  27. 27. MATERIALS
  28. 28. BEAUTY
  29. 29. EQUITY
  30. 30. Thank You

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