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From the Director

Today (July 16, 2011) we’ll celebrate the official opening of the Studio 804 building. Although the new building will signify the start of a physical location, the concept and activity of the Center for Design Research (CDR) has been active for some time. Through its early days as the glass blowing facility, both the Barn […]

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CDR Gallery

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Studio 804

About the Studio 804 Project The new Center for Design Research building is a response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability at the University of Kansas. In congruence with the center’s mission, which is to provide a location for interdisciplinary work between multiple schools, the new building will provide a facility that aids […]

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About the CDR

The Center is focused on interdisciplinary collaboration in the research and development of consumer products and services. As a working laboratory, it will unite KU students and faculty from diverse disciplines to design imaginative – yet practical – solutions to complex problems. The CDR would benefit KU and local/national communities by developing new knowledge to advance design as […]

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CDR History

In 1912, Harold Chamney started his dairy farm – Chamney Dairy – about a mile west of Kansas University and would eventually grow it to be one of the largest dairy producers servicing Lawrence and the University.  The farm would grow to eventually encompass a total of 10 buildings over 130 acres of land Over […]

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Center Opening Scheduled July 16.

The long awaited opening of the CDR – designed and built by Studio 804 – is scheduled for July 16, 2011. More details to follow… For now please see: http://www.news.ku.edu/2011/july/15/cdr.shtml

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