This is a modern home office that was designed and prefabricated by five design-build students in a graduate architecture class at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The project, built with various reclaimed and green materials, was recognized recently with a Citation from the East Bay chapter of the AIA.
Students, Justin Ackerman, Mary Telling, Justin Hanan, Shaum Mehra and Shanay Moghbel, and instructors, Greg Upwall and Jennifer Asselstine, tackled each element of the structure piece by piece, sourcing things on Craigslist and elsewhere.
Upon completion of factory-built elements, the two-level structure was planted in a client's yard to be used as a home office. This home office has a customized desk, storage, and shelving system, as well as a lounge area for the clients.
The design-build group used recycled denim insulation, reclaimed redwood siding, aluminum frame window units, and copper roof panels. Students also reduced construction waste to a minimum with approximately one inch of waste for every 12 feet of materials used.
Credits: Academy of Art University.