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Collaboration Studio

Collaboration studio is an interdisciplinary design environment for the design professions that addresses the process and skills necessary for collaboration as well as team-developed products. Collaboration Studio is a unique studio course that brings together three disciplines at Texas Tech University—architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The rich learning environment it offers stems from the gathering of students and faculty from the three disciplines in one classroom environment generating a very diverse and rich pedagogic setting. This distinction is further enriched and emphasized through the partnership with design firms. This academic year, collaboration studio is partnering with BOKA POWELL, a multidisciplinary design firm located in Dallas TX, which would provide site, programs, and critique of students' different project development phases.


Cherif M. Amor, Ph.D.

Debajyoti Pati, PH.D.

Rosemary Peggram, Ed.D.

Collaboration 2010 Project Statement

Collaboratively create a sustainable design for a transit-oriented, mixed-use infill development of high quality residential and commercial/retail mix for a downtown Houston project site which will connect the Toyota Center to Discovery Park in a green plaza core.

The project location is near Discovery Park and the Toyota Center. The site comprises existing open space which includes five blocks of parking and a power substation west of the Hilton Hotel/Convention Center. This area is presently being considered for alternate use by Downtown Houston Inc., a non-profit urban development group responsible for promoting downtown Houston's renewal. Their particular desires are to limit additional hotel space in this area. This open space is an opportunity to reposition Downtown Houston as a diverse, year-round destination location, and to give structure to the existing development. Residential housing in combination with retail and commercial space would positively contribute to the sense of place and multiplier effect of new focused land development. A key goal is to link existing park development and open space as a network of sustainable green development.

Collaboration Studio 4606