December 14, 2017

The home designed by Catholic University architecture students for Wounded Warrior Homes as part of the 2011 Solar Decathlon was mentioned in a Del Mar Times article.

... One of the homes that Wounded Warrior Homes uses in San Marcos started out as a “tiny house” just like the students are working on — and it was designed entirely by college students.

Starting in 2011, a team of students from George Washington University, Catholic University of America and American University designed and built the home on the Catholic University campus in Washington D.C. Students began working on the house for entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon but their goal was also to design a specialized home to meet the needs of a wounded veteran.

“The home is just 750 square feet but it doesn’t look that small,” said Roseberry of the home that was donated by the students to her organization.

Some of the home was built and designed on a 3-D printer and students used reclaimed wood from an old barn and an old church for the framing, decking material, siding and floors. ...

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