Kudos to the IURDC
The Idaho Urban Research Design Center
has been chosen by ECO-Struction Productions to participate in a television documentary, filming university architecture and construction management students in a real life experience in green sustainable building. The Project will follow the development of a sustainable residential development using university students as the lead characters. The season of the series will begin with an architectural design competition in which architecture graduate students and construction management students team up to submit designs based on the Eco-Struction Productions Design Brief. The designs will be judged by a mixed panel of professors and well known architects. The focus of the season will then shift to the construction of the property itself. Construction management majors will work under the builder’s direction, ensuring that the architectural design specifications are met. The purpose of the series is to observe events that unfold as students apply their theoretical knowledge to a real world experience, while simultaneously explaining and promoting the green materials and methods used in the real estate development process.
The property for the first season development is located on the corner of 11th St. and Miller St. near downtown Boise, which will be replatted to fit 3 lots for the construction of townhomes. The development will be a joint venture between the property owner and builder, who will have their architect of record use the winning design from the design competition to draft the construction documents. These documents will then be used for the construction of the development.