What do you get when you cross fourteen college students, one college professor, and a handful of small-town locals with an abandoned city park? We know it sounds like the start of a bad joke, but on the contrary, it is the start of an exciting semester of design-build.
We, the students, are this year’s Small Town Studio: a group of graduate architecture students from Kansas State University focused on bringing real design to real people. Our fearless leader and professor is Todd Gabbard, known for his clever metaphors and even clever-er know-how.
Over the next four months, we will be designing and building a pavilion for Eureka Spring Park in Eureka, Kansas. We have a number of contacts in Eureka that will be helping us along the way. Our hope is to provide the people of Eureka with a new multi-use pavilion, and consequently spark their interest in the revitalization of this charming rural town. (A post card featuring Main Street is shown above.)
Stay tuned for updates on our progress, design decisions, and collaboration meetings.We’re looking forward to a great semester and an even greater finished product!
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Post written by Kelsey Angle.