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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

Completed 2013
5,205 sq. ft.

OEDK is a multi-disciplinary engineering lab designed to support student immersion in the process of solving real-world engineering challenges through “hands-on” learning. The primary goals of this renovation project were to expand the existing first floor workshop into the basement and to create a strong visual, spatial, and contextual relationship between the two floors. The signature element of the design is a new sculptural stair with integrated work surface that will connect the two floors through a large new aperture.

In addition to creating convenient vertical circulation between the two floors, the program also includes offices, a conference room, an electronics workshop, an e-learning zone, and a general engineering workshop designed to facilitate reconfiguration, collaboration, and student / staff interaction.

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