Award-winning design/build project

LumenHAUS is a portable housing concept designed and built at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design as part of its ongoing architectural research program. Inspired by the Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe, the north and south walls are all glass, maximizing the owner’s exposure to bright, natural daylight. The fully automated Eclipsis System, comprising independent sliding layers, permits a revolutionary design in a solar-powered house, while filtering light in beautiful, flowing patterns throughout the day.

Virginia Tech School of A+D
design/build team member


  • AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture; 2012
  • Solar Decathlon Europe 2010; Madrid, Spain; June 2010; 1st place Architecture, 2nd place Communications, 1st place Overall
  • Farnsworth House; Plano, IL; Spring 2011
  • Millennium Park; Chicago, IL; November 2010
  • Solar Decathlon Europe 2010; Madrid, Spain; June 2010
  • Times Square, New York City; January 2010
  • U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009; Washington D.C.; September 2009
  • Taubman Museum; Roanoke, VA; March-April 2009