Nunemaker Center Under Construction
Students have always played a major role in shaping the Honors program––but this semester, more literally than ever. Honors has partnered with Dirt Works Studio, a third-year architecture design-build program, to renovate the bottom floor of Nunemaker Center.
Chad Kraus, the professor leading the class, noted that “with this project they have to work together, come to a consensus about the ideas and the designs, and they also have to work with engineers, vendors, suppliers, clients. All of that is exercising some skills that they may not be exercising in other kinds of coursework.”
The Dirt Works Studio serves as an important educational resource for architecture students.
Zara Strayer, a senior at the University of Kansas, emphasized that in designing, “we gave it really earthy tones. When you’re down on the second floor, it kind of feels like you’re underground, so we wanted to open it up and bring in natural light and make it feel really inviting.”
The renovation is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2019.