WaterShed Takes 1st Place in Architecture Contest

Photo of Team Maryland being awarded first prize for architecture

Team Maryland celebrates after being presented with first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Architecture Contest, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., Wed., Sept. 28, 2011
Photo Credit: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

WaterShed, the University’s entry to the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, was awarded First Place in the Architecture Contest. “WaterShed achieves an elegant mix of inspiration, function, and simplicity. It takes our current greatest challenges in the built environment—energy and water—and transforms them into opportunities for spatial beauty and poetry while maintaining livability in every square inch,” said Architecture Contest Juror Michelle Kaufmann.

Second place in the Architecture Contest was earned by New Zealand with 95 points awarded, and Appalachian State garnered third place with 94 points awarded.

Awarded 96 points in the Architecture Contest, Team Maryland regains first place in the overall contest. As of 4:30 pm today, WaterShed has earned 447.498 points, leading Ohio State in second place with 439.302 points, and Purdue in third place with 437.955 points.

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