COMMONstudio and EPIcenter partnered to launch construction of the Workshop in aid of teenagers, young adults, and adults residing in Green River, Utah. The Workshop will bring visual art such as photography and pottery. The Workshop will also include preforming arts such as theater, music and dance. The space will have sleeping quarters for volunteers and a bicycle rental and repair shop. Those services do not currently exist in Green River but are desired by their community. The mission of the project is to remodel and retrofit an existing building of approximately 7,000 square feet to accommodate services responsive to the needs of people living in Green River. The architecture will incorporate sustainable building strategies, including passive heating/cooling and using locally available materials, in an effort to reduce the cost of construction, minimize dependency on imports and maximize community involvement. The Workshop will present socially appropriate, environmentally responsible, and architecturally innovative design.
Location: Green River, Utah