Rice University Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK)
   
Project Name: Rice University Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK)
Year: 2008
Owner: Rice University
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 6992 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Located at the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen has become the center of activity for undergraduate engineers at Rice University. Students from all eight engineering departments work on design projects for credit as well as extracurricular activities in the OEDK. The National Instruments Design, Prototype and Deploy lab, a large, common work area, provides a space for interdisciplinary teams to form when students with complimentary skills collaborate to solve problems.

The engineering facility includes a classroom, student lounge, a wet lab and conference rooms, and one with video-conferencing for projects that involve mentors or teams that are not at Rice. The OEDK is topped with a green roof and is expected to be LEED certified.
The Rice University Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen has a 6,992 sf greenroof with 10,000 sf of waterproofing installed on October 15, 2008.

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Rice University is located at 6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005-1827; http://www.rice.edu/. Information Source: Houston Area Green Roofs PDF from the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering Green Building Resource Center. Visit their website here.
 
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