I joined Solar Decathlon because it is a great project for getting real world experience. It is important for students to get their hands dirty in a real start-to-finish project. By going through the complete design process, we learn the consequences of our design decisions, and gain skills that we can use throughout our post-graduate careers.
My position as a cost estimator puts me in charge of tabulating the quantity take-off, and determining the overall cost of the house. As a member of the studio, I have spent time detailing the interior of the home and putting together diagrams.
GRoW Buffalo is a great project that brings together students from multiple schools within the University at Buffalo. This project provides students with valuable experience, and gives the community something to learn from and rally behind.