Work to Play

Best Project of Building or Facility by Student

About the project
Our project is a transformation of an existing office into a post-COVID, adaptive family-inclusive office. We envisioned a low-carbon impact family-friendly workplace that increases the health of the occupants through an air-filtering façade. The alluring dichroic laminated facade allows for a multi-use system; cross-laminated timber fins provide structural support, and other aluminum fins self-containing HVAC filtration systems bring filtered fresh air into the air supply system within the building. By carving into the existing structure, the project preserved most of the existing structures for low-carbon impact design while successfully transforming the building into a new, family-inclusive office. The new programming prioritizes children’s spaces, with a playground, childcare center, and micro play spaces distributed throughout the building; parents in the office can bring their children to work without worrying about external health exposure in these uncertain times.

400 S Salina St, Syracuse, New York, the USA

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Applicant and authors of the project
Haerim Park, Muci Yue.
Graduate students pursuing Master's degrees of Architecture at Syracuse University.

Other participants
Syracuse University, Fall 2020 Integrative Studio for Graduate Students