It was a great visual experience being there, it was great to see so much design creativity in one place. My only regret is I could not get into all the houses. Each house has at least one truly lovely moment of design. I will show a few in my next few blogs. I loved this feature of the University of Cincinatti house, they reused metal as siding in a beautiful way.
As you might know from reading my blog, or if you know me, I designed the interiors for Santa Clara University's entry in the Solar Decathlon. I am excited, to the point of blogging twice in the same day, by the news that we are currently running 9th overall in the contest. They were the smallest University in the contest, got notification that they were in three months later than the other contestants, arrived at the site 3 days late due to two broken axels, and yet still were the second home completed, and are perfoming very well in the judging catagories. I am proud to have been involved.
I also got a call from one of the students who was around when some of the officials toured. She said that Congressman Mike Honda loved the bathroom I designed.