AIA Ohio Affordable Green Home Design Competition

Back in November I announced the AIA Ohio boards acceptance of a proposal to host a statewide design competition (here) that would be run by the AIA Ohio Committee On The Environment (COTE).  Well after 6 months of work we are wrapping things up and getting the word out to the AIA Ohio membership.  Registration for the competition is set to open on June 19th.



It has been a difficult but rewarding experience to organize and coordinate an event like this.  My only hope at this time is that we receive a good amount of submissions and that we can raise enough money to provide the stipends necessary for our winning design teams to produce final documents of their designs.

So I encourage you to visit the competition website at and consider entering if you are eligible.

Ohio State University Solar Decathlon tour


I was able to set up a sneek peak preview of the Ohio State University Solar Decathlon project through the local AIA Committee On The Environment which I chair.  Although the project it in the early stages of construction, it was a good chance to hear from the architecture students on what went into the design of the project and in general learn more about the competition.  So it was more of an informal question answer type presentation than tour.  But the general idea was to make the local architecture community that OSU will be apart of the 2009 Solar Decathlon.  We are hoping to tour the project again when it is closer to compeletion in September and hopefully I can make the journey to D.C. to see the project sitting in the mall.

So in the meantime enjoy the few pictures that I have and visit the projects website to learn more.
OSU Solar Decathlon Website

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