LightBox is an adaptive reuse design build project executed by students from Morgan State University's Bachelors of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design program (BSAED) under the direction of Michael Zebrowski, Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).
The design build team utilized a 40' high-cube shipping container along with reclaimed building materials from The Loading Dock (TLD), a non profit materials reuse center, to create a workshop and studio space for Morgan State University's Department of Architecture and The Loading Dock. The structure is an exploration in creative adaptive reuse, construction with reclaimed material and passive solar design. The LightBox will be composed of 85% recycled and reclaimed material.
The LightBox will be installed at ArtScape 2011 for exposure to 350,000 attendees, on Mt. Royal Avenue in front of the Mt. Royal Tavern. After this display the LightBox will move to its permanent home at The Loading Dock on N. Kresson Street Baltimore, Maryland.
Mission of LightBox:
Once installed permanently at The Loading Dock, the LightBox will serve three programs. All three programs will involve education in sustainable architectural design and construction.
1. The Loading Dock workshops and educational programs for the Highlandtown Community
2. Morgan State Design Build Studio
3. MARS (Mobile Adaptive Reuse Studio) Research and product development strategies for reusing reclaimed building materials and general ecological design practice.
LightBox Contributors and Attendees:
Morgan State University
Michael Zebrowski, Professor
Brian Stansbury, Fabrication Lab Manager
Department of Landscape Architecture
Paul Voos, Faculty
John Benoit, Graduate Student
James Brown, Graduate Student
Sarah Hope, Graduate Student
Amie West, Graduate Student
Jenny Weinckowski, Graduate Student
The Loading Dock Inc.:
Leslie Kirkland, Executive Director
Katie Joost, Project Coordinator
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