MAPP Women Recognized for Achievement in Sustainable Design


The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation has awarded Clinical Professor Amy Gardner, Associate Professor Madlen Simon and Architecture Lecturer Brittney Williams a Built by Women (BxW) DC award for their work on UMD’s two award-winning Solar Decathlon Projects, WaterShed and LeafHOUSE. The Decathlon projects were among 35 winning sites selected from a competitive pool of 110 nominations.

Built by Women DC identifies outstanding buildings, structures and other built environments, either contemporary or historic, designed or constructed by women and located in the Washington, D.C. region. Gardner served as Principal Investigator for WaterShed, which took first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Joining Gardner, Simon and Williams are Associate Professor of Engineering Kaye Brubaker (who served as Co-Principal Investigator of LeafHOUSE with Simon), former Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture Julie Gabrielli, former Associate Professor of Architecture Patricia Cossard and Pepco representatives (and acting stewards of WaterShed) Karen Lefkowitz and Shuk Chuk.


The BxW DC ceremony will take place March 18, 2016, at the National Building Museum, followed by a public exhibit, March 19th-20th. To learn more about the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation visit the Foundation’s website.

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Maggie Haslam