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Design Teams Advance to Solar Decathlon Finals

rendering of a new library interior

A library design from the 2021 competition 

Wentworth Institute of Technology is among 38 universities advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2022 Design Challenge. 

The decathlon is a collegiate competition centered on clean energy and created in 2002. Students design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that mitigate climate change and improve quality of life through greater affordability, resilience, and energy efficiency. The winners are those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation.  

Wentworth’s student team is competing in the “Office Building Division,” “Attached Housing Division,” and “Multifamily Building Division” categories against other schools from the United States, Iran, Canada, South Korea, and Germany. 

Each of the three Wentworth teams advancing to the final round are led by Architecture seniors in Associate Professor Troy Peters' Studio 08, in collaboration with Construction Management students in a graduate capstone course taught by Associate Dean John Cribbs.  Members of the competing teams include:  
Multifamily Housing 

  • Hannah Perry  
  • Robert Scott  
  • Jordan Bembe  
  • Ryan Mullen 

Office Building  

  • Carrington Leclerc  
  • Gavin Lopes  
  • Damiao Teixeira-Barbosa 
  • Oz Perez 
  • Joe Hecker 

Attached Housing  

  • Skylar Chardon  
  • Jordan Sperounis 

Professor Peters and the students will travel to Colorado from April 22–24 to compete in the final round.

Find more at CleanTechnica.