Since 2003, a team of Stanford students have been advocating for a sustainable residence and living laboratory for Stanford University. In 2005, the university decided to develop a conceptual plan for this dorm, working with EHDD architects. During this time, I participated in the initial formation of a core student group, and helped develop the brand of "Lotus Living Laboratory." As the next step, the Lotus team sought internal and external funding to conduct independent research on emerging green technologies. The team has entered the EPA P3 Competition in 2005, and was awarded the $75K prize for research. Subsequently, I was responsible for managing the group's finances while conducting design research projects on daylit hallways, PV-integrated commons canopy design and green features optioneering. I also helped organize the Lotus Live conference, inviting thought leaders across 10 schools to Stanford campus for a collaborative workshop in 2007.
Currently, the design of the building is not moving forward due to financial issues, yet there is still an active student group on campus that continues to work on similar sustainability-focused research projects.

Roles: Graphic Designer, Researcher, Marketing Manager, Financial Manager, Teaching Assistant
References: Prof. Gil Masters, Prof. Martin Fischer
Collaborators: Mike Lin, Lauren Dietrich, Jen Tobias, Jonas Ketterle