2014 Solar Decathlon Techstyle Haus

Providence, RI and Versailles, France


Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.



Designed by a joint team of students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Brown University, this "passivhaus" entry for the 2014 Solar Decathlon competition balances the use of new materials, constructability, and solar-powered energy systems to create a comfortable and self-sustaining home. SGH advised the student-led team of structural considerations during the conceptual design phase and designed the structural system for the final submission.