LEAFHouse, the University of Maryland's Solar Decathlon 2007 house, has been selected for an Award for Distinctive Residential Architecture in the Washingtonian / American Institute of Architects 28th Annual Awards Program.
The Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Program honors distinctive residential projects, regardless of size or classification, on the basis of excellence in total design.
This latest award adds to the long list of honors the LEAFHouse has received, including second place overall in the Solar Decathlon 2007, first or second place in half of the Solar Decathlon individual contests, the Solar Decathlon People's Choice Award, recognition from the Maryland State Legislature, and industry awards from ASHRAE, NAHB and IEEE.
The award will be published in the June 2009 issue of Washingtonian, and a certificate will be presented at the AIA DC Chapter’s annual spring Garden Party. Winners will also appear in the summer Issue of ArchitectureDC.
LEAFHouse lives on as a demonstration facility and headquarters for the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter. Located on the University of Maryland campus, the house serves as a catalyst for subsequent Solar Decathlon efforts and as a basis for further research on integrated sustainable design.
LEAFHouse was a collaboration between faculty and students from six colleges and schools, led by the the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
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Click here for information on the sponsors that made LEAFHouse possible.
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