I wanted to get involved because I saw this project as an opportunity to learn. His background in construction allows me to practice my skills, and create something that represents my individuality, the university, and the city of Buffalo, NY.
I currently oversee the construction process, from time of initial assembly in Buffalo through the final resting point after the competition. I am directly involved in the structural design, as well as various aspects including plan of construction sequence, exterior deck design, lighting, rain screen, window design, and assembly.
GRoW Buffalo is a representation of the collaboration of students across various majors coming together to design and plan. It speaks volumes when students build strong design, while simultaneously applying it to real life circumstances. I am one piece of the puzzle, along with many others who are creating a perfect environment for hands-on learning with multiple disciplines. While the efficiencies and innovations in regards to solar energy and sustainable building are being carried out, the collaborative effort makes this project, a true representation of resilience and dedication of SUNY at Buffalo students and the residents of Buffalo.