Janet Conroy, Student Affiliate ASLA; Andrew Haskell, Student Affiliate ASLA; Julie Melear, Affiliate ASLA; Mary Sper, Student Affiliate ASLA | Graduate | Faculty Advisors: Adele Ashkar, ASLA; Joan Honeyman, ASLA; Lauren Wheeler
George Washington University
Client: Wounded Warrior Homes
The future of sustainable residential design requires a paradigm shift from ‘greenwashing’ to fusing function, aesthetics, and sound regenerative ecological principles that nurture the environment and the human spirit. Harvest Home, a 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, showcased an affordable zero-energy house that harvests sun, water and wind to promote experiential healing for a military veteran battling physical and emotional trauma. Each landscape element interacts with the architecture to foster reconnection to family, community, and Earth.