Quick Response System: University of Nebraska Student Work

University of Nebraska Student Work ---

Brian M. Kelly

ra, ncarb Associate Professor of Architecture 2014-2016 Killinger Professor of Urban Design

219 Architecture Hall University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Instagram: @_brianmkelly
I was the lead professor and I co-taught with David Stasiuk who is a part time lecturer in the College of Architecture.
Project 2: QRS (Quick Response System) was fueled in part by the ideas of the first project as well as a quote from Rem Koolhaas at the 2016 AIA convention. "Architecture is a profession that takes an enormous amount of time. The least architectural effort takes at least four or five or six years, and that speed is really too slow for the revolutions that are taking place.” Student design teams were challenged to design a construction system which could be rapidly deployed through the user.

Quick Response System

"Architecture is a profession that takes an enormous amount of time. The least architectural effort takes at least four or five or six years, and that speed is really too slow for the revolutions that are taking place.” Rem Koolhaas QRS asked design teams to propose an open-source or copyleft construction system which could address a condition where traditional practice has failed to deliver thoughtful solutions due to timeframe, expertise, materiality, etc. Students engaged research through design mindsets with aggressive 1:1 prototyping as part of the design process. Proposals were required to engage user groups in ways that would encourage shared authorship between designer, installer, user, and manufacturer. As well, designs were to take a position on deployment through kit of parts or mass-customized fabrication.
Design Team 1: Sarah Barazi, Noel Castro Corona, Holly Craig, Virginia Gormley, Chris Reeh
Design Team 2: Omar Al-Mulki, Mallory Lane, Erin Miller, Joshua Petersen, TJ Von Riesen