In the summer of 2018, we had a category 4 tornado make a direct hit on the center of town. The year before we had a direct hit downtown in what was called a microburst (felt like a tornado). The year before that we had another category 4 direct hit on the town. We are in a rebuilding mode and an expansion effort in that Eureka, like many small towns in the region that are in decline.
CAMPESTRAL | the Small-Town Studio / Eureka Studio is studying a comprehensive systems approach to providing housing for diversified and evolving demographics. Success will be based on a pre-defined standard for regional housing that is site-specific and appropriate to the Flint Hills Region of Kansas. The solutions will require proposals to be suitable for housing other groups, like students, young professionals, and seniors. We find that we have an urgent need to provide a better solution to our local housing needs. We are dealing with opportunities to address the needs of people that want a different and perhaps a better solution to their hopes and dreams.
Infill vernacular styled housing
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Shelter: most of what we deal with today has been resolved a century ago. Shelter from a storm, light, ventilation, scale, and a focus on beautifully crafted homes. All of these fundamental components are still important. Today we deal with the possibility of added harsh environmental conditions, need for safe rooms, hybrid structural systems combining steel and wood, technical materials such as steel roofing and steel siding, and a multitude of integrated technical components.