Rockhill and Associates was the architect of record for this Studio 804 project.
EcoHawks is a student research program run by the University of Kansas School of Engineering focused on alternative energy for transportation. The EcoHawks Engineering Research and Teaching Facility provides a refined space for the research, fabrication, and refurbishment of electric vehicles. It includes computer workstations, shop spaces for prototype testing and a high-bay fabrication area that is completely glazed to allow visitors to view research in progress and allow for maximum daylighting and solar gain. To offset the heat gain during the day and heat loss at night Studio 804 developed a system to raise and lower aerogel panels behind the glass fašade. This offers on demand sun control, insulates the glass walls when needed and still allows the space to be daylighted.
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