Off the Grid MS
Participants conduct research on a sustainable architectural design for a home in a country of the team's choosing other than the team's resident country. Teams will create a display and a model. The model can be of the home designed by the team, or of a specific aspect of their design. Semifinalists demonstrate competency by presenting and responding to questions about their design.
Design Challenge: Design a home for a family of three (3) in an economically developing country of your choice. The house must be designed for an area that does not have access to a power grid. In addition, the house must include a passive solar system, water collection system, and solve one (1) problem that is specific to the area.
Three (3) teams per chapter may participate; a team of one (1) is permitted.
The individuals listed below are familiar with the event and available to give guidance. Please email them if you have questions regarding this event.
Urban and Regional Planner