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Practice : Winter 2010
a rticulates the core values of a project that I helped to nurture and grow, a nd while s ha ring what I learned through the experi- ence with the general public. This experience has invigorated my sens e of design, a nd my relation ship to the de sign process, a s well a s both my academic and concurrent professional path. I hope that all students, from all learning institutions across the world, have an opportunity to work on a project s o challenging and eye opening.” sarah howard mchugh, sponsorship and finance, master of architecture candidate “Every day of the past t wo and one half years, I have observed my friends and BAC colleagues with awe; Colin, Michelle, K evin, Stephen, a nd Damian, e ac h working to his or her full potential in areas of marketing, design, construction, finance, fundraising, logistics, a nd communication. We relied on the spe cia lized expertise of e ach. If one of us had dropped out, the project would have b een seriously compromised. Through this all, I have come to discover that a sma ll group of c ommitted people can effect cha nge, not simply as a collection of individuals , but a s a cohesive tea m that is able to learn from itself and use collective strengths to accomplish a mission. This tea m gives me hope. I have also come to realize that to succeed in any mission; a small group needs the support, encouragement, a nd patienc e of a much l arger group of people. This is the crucial element. The huge a mount of resources; human, fina ncial, and material that supported our mission is impressive. Friends and fa mily were incredibly patient with our long hours and absences and BAC a nd Tufts staff, administration and faculty put in many extra hours on behalf of our project, re structuring their days to address our issues, donating generou sly to the project, a nd traveling to DC to cheer u s on during the competition. Industry prof- essiona ls prioritized our project over their own paid work to make sure that we finished on time. And the list goes on.” michelle stadelman , project construc- tion manager, master of architecture candidate “The Solar Decathlon has been, by far, the most influential learning experienc e I have ever had. It has afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the most ta lented and dedicated students at the BAC. Over the two year duration of the competition, students of all twenty tea ms in Washington drove each other to produc e more inventive and ingenious designs and approaches than anyone imagined, f ar surpassing the entries of all past Decathlons, ac cording to both the Department of Energ y a nd the thousands of public visitors on the Nationa l Mall. The caliber of the people that formed Te am Boston is unparalleled, a nd Team Boston kept focus, beyond the basic parameters of the competition, believing that in order for the design and implementation to become a truly sustainable project, the project must consider environmental, economic and social equality. fEaTuRE ] solaR dEcaThloN Jo nathan h anson ’ 09 on the N ational m all stephen messinger with president Ted landsmark 45 pRacTIcE