EUREKA STUDIO | A Rural Community Design Center
We are a rural community design center. We originated within the Small Town Studio at Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Design, and Planning as an outreach facility.
We offer design and planning services on a sliding scale fee structure. We offer realistic solutions to rural problems, we rely on instinct and ingenuity and we have a non-sense process to evaluate projects and offer solutions that are workable. We are a regional center for rural engagement, where University and non-university participants can engage in events and exhibits that explore these issues. The Studio is structured to provide a unique and innovative off-campus classroom environment to support work among students, faculty, professionals and the community. Eureka Studio is a design laboratory environment that explores alternatives for the future of rural towns throughout the Flint Hills region. Eureka Studio builds awareness and provides real-world engagement of the issues that face small towns across Kansas and the opportunities that exist. It is a fascinating opportunity to study the problems and the opportunities of rural living in the internet age. A creative co-working studio and Community Design Center in Eureka Kansas. The LAB is host to a group of creative individuals and small collectives working in a variety of disciplines, including design, architecture, fine arts, sculpture, graphic design, web development, illustration, writing and film making.
STUDIO I – CONNECTIVITY
Web-based IT team working on web development and a video and technology lab. This website provides a news feed, information about the laboratories, people involved, etc. Provide marketing and promotional assistance.
PROJ. C A M P E S T R A L
STUDIO II – ACTIVATE SPACE
Develop space for new creative places that will emerge as the region develops its creative core. This includes space for business development, educational institutions, studios, and live-work facilities. Help build a boutique industry in building, renovation and “locally grown foods”.
STUDIO III – CREATIVE CAPITALISM
Development of infrastructure, incorporating public spaces, parks and develop strategies to attract tourism. Develop projects to partner within the private sector, community service groups, city, and county government. Develop new businesses opportunities and promote existing businesses.
STUDIO IV – RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURE
Architecture and Environmental Design provides residential and commercial space through the redevelopment of vacant buildings and densification of downtown with new residential projects. To begin the task of providing adequate housing we have created a systems approach using components and a simple structural system to provide a series of housing units. They include clustered pocket neighborhoods, infill Vernacular styled houses, and upscale lofts.
EUREKA STUDIO / SMALL TOWN STUDIO
Permanent advisory committee: Todd Gabbard, Josh Goldstein, Katherine Connelly, Winston Wolf, Vera Smirnova, Scott Davis, David Bartlett, Austin Walter, Justin Hodge, Bryce Cummings, Wesley Gross, Ramin Mahmoudian, John McLaughlin, Jamie Michel, Marissa Miller, Allison Parr Lee, Christy Phelps, Anthony Winkelman, Kelsey Angle, Kelsey Lind, Kelsey Helland, Kyle Cooper, Stephen Leask, Renee Bresson, Holly Bergan, Doninic Musso, Brian Temple, Brian Hampel, Laura Brown, Sofia Triantafullopoulos, Rudy Prins, Katie Guengerich, Zach Rostetter,Y ibo Cui, Kate Gladson, Zacob Karst, Gabriela Hernandez, Lance Brannock, Alyce Torrez, Amy Roether, Erin Pilcher, Celia White
Join our team as an internWe welcome volunteer interns who are dedicated to our mission. Internships are paid and unpaid, and housing may be provided, academic credit and/or IDP credit may be awarded. We review the progress of the internship. At the conclusion of the internship, the we will provide you a written evaluation and references. Work with us, in return, we will help open any door you want to walk through.
The beginning of the Eureka Studio