Architecture Schools


Solar House Competition Heats Up

FleX House, the design entry that won Team Florida a spot in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition for the world’s best solar-powered house, is getting closer to realization.


University of Virginia Prefab Design Build

While other architecture students were sleeping off the stress and caffeine-induced stupor of their final charrettes early last spring, the ecoMOD studio at the University of Virginia was just gearing up for construction of a prefabricated, ecological, and affordable home of their own design. The ambitious students’ design, the OUTin House—named for its mix of indoor and outdoor spaces—required a multidisciplinary approach to deal with budget constraints, client needs, and the demands of real-life construction.