University of Kansas
The University of Kansas Center for Design Research, Lawrence, Kansas
What is The University of Kansas Center for Design Research’s (CDR) Studio 804 and why did they contact Filtrine? “Studio 804, Inc. is…committed to the continued research and development of sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions.” Studio 804 constructs a “state-of-the-art” building that represents the latest innovations in design and functionality once a year. They selected Filtrine because of its unique drinking water dispensing products. This allowed CDR students to have as much creative freedom as possible since they are involved in the construction.
The CDR faculty contacted Filtrine because of its history of collaboration with clients and customization of its drinking water equipment to specific applications. Over the years, Filtrine continued to maintain a strong relationship with Studio 804 and has had the privilege of being involved in many Studio 804 buildings. The program started in 1995 with the preservation of the Barber School House near Lawrence, Kansas. The first building project from start to finish was the McCrea Studio, constructed as a combination home/studio and completed in April of 1996.
The photo above shows two Filtrine Model 107-16 fountain bowls on concrete decks made by the students for the 2013 Studio 804 project, the EcoHawks Engineering Research and Teaching Facility. The building was designed for The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s program on alternative energy for transportation. A white powder-coated Model B103 water bottle filling station was also installed to promote reusable water bottles. Two Filtrine Model 107-14 bowls and one Model B103 water bottle filling station are featured in another Studio 804 project.
Filtrine Equipment Used
 Filtrine Model 107-16 drinking water fountain bowls in #4 stainless steel
 Filtrine white powder coated stainless steel Model B103 bottle filling station
 Filtrine Model 107-14 drinking water fountain bowls in #4 stainless steel
 Filtrine stainless steel Model B103 bottle filling station
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