KSU Professor Gary Coates and his architecture students scope out potential sites for the Eco-Home they are collaborating on with Xtreme Homes & GreenTown.
Students from Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, led by Professor Gary Coates, paid a visit to Greensburg on September 15. The students shared a PowerPoint presentation with GreenTown staff and local residents which outlined the ideas and values they'd like to incorporate into the design of their Eco-Home. Citing themes of "Rethinking the Way We Live" and "Do More with Less", they presented ideas for a home that will incorporate the values and preferences of the local community. Key concepts include affordability, modest size, user-friendly design, and flexibility. The architecture class is also interested in helping with the overall design and feel of Greensburg’s neighborhoods, and solicited feedback from the assembled group as to what qualities are most important. GreenTown is grateful for KSU's vision and enthusiasm for this project, and we will keep readers updated as the Eco-Home takes shape.