I was recommended for the construction manager position by a fellow student and friend who graduated from the previous Solar Decathlon studio. After looking into the studio and the next steps they would be taking in design, I knew that this would a place where I could get real experience.
I am involved in organizing the construction efforts, checking drawings to be realistic and buildable, and making sure the quality of the finished GRoW Home matches the effort put into its design.
GRoW Buffalo, to me, is the venue where students can promote energy conscious design, while building their skills as professionals. The collaboration, real-life experience, and execution of the project are invaluable attributes that keep me working hard and contributing all I can to make this home a reality.