Design+Make Studio at Kansas State University
The Camp Daisy Hindman Shower Facility, in Dover, Kan., is a far cry from the lean-to of yesteryear outdoor adventures. The new building was designed and built by students from Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Design, as part of a studio led by David Dowell, AIA, and Douglas Stockman, AIA, principals of Kansas City, Mo., architecture firm El Dorado. It replaces outdated and scattered facilities for the Girl Scouts with a more modern, 2,400-square-foot shower cabin and splash park. Black-stained cedar planks of the exterior walls are stacked tightly at the base of the walls to allow for privacy, but are spaced out in even intervals as they rise to the structure’s gabled roof, allowing light and ventilation to reach the interior. Inside, bright green stall curtains add a pop of color, which prompted juror Cary Bernstein to note that “the high contrast palette is helpful to make an otherwise dreary facility interesting at a design level.” Despite the recognizable form of the structures, Bernstein added that “the strength of the design, even though it's so simple and distinct, can give this facility an identity through the architecture as opposed to through signage and logos and other things.”
Juror Josh Shelton recused himself from discussion.
Click here to see all of the winners of the 2014 Residential Architect Design Awards.
Project Camp Daisy Hindman Shower Facility, Dover, Kan.
Architect Design+Make Studio at Kansas State University—David Dowell, AIA, Douglas Stockman, AIA (studio teachers and principals at El Dorado, Kansas City, Mo.); Ryan Halford, Adam Reilly, Bo Steadman (shed design); Alex Callow, Assoc. AIA; Aaron Garcia; Jen Hannon, Assoc. AIA; Amanda Mihelcic; Justin Pohl; Kevin Stelzer (interior components design, fabrication, and installation)
Architects of Record David Dowell, AIA, Douglas Stockman, AIA
General Contractor Kelley Construction; KSU Design+Make Studio
Girl Scouts Property Manager Kara Kellerman
Camp Daisy Camp Ranger Keith Broxterman
Photography Mike Sinclair
ProjectSize 2,400 square feet
ConstructionCost $125 per square foot
Materials and Sources
Bathroom Fittings Chicago Faucets chicagofaucets.com
Bathroom Fixtures American Standard americanstandard-us.com
Hardware Schlage schlage.com; Yale yalecommercial.com
Lighting Fixtures Philips Stonco stonco.com
Paints and Finishes Sherwin-Williams Co. sherwin-williams.com
Steel KSU Design+Make Studio (custom steel work) ksudesignmake.com