Las Vegas, NV – On Sunday, April 18 the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon were announced. The Solar Decathlon is “a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy.” 72 teams representing 12 countries competed.
Parametrix employee-owner, Osarodion Victory Igbinobaro, was part of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas team that received 3rd place overall. They also placed 1st in Operations and Presentation, received 2nd place in Innovation, and tied for 2nd place in Energy Performance. Igbinobaro led the creation of an interactive virtual 3D model of the project that gave judges an immersive experience.
The team designed a solar powered, energy-efficient home for veterans, called Mojave Bloom. The home is designed specifically for veterans who have been injured or who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mojave Bloom is currently under construction next to the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden. It is expected to be complete next month. The project is funded by sponsors, donations, and volunteer labor as well as a grant from the Department of Energy.
Igbinobaro joined Parametrix in August 2020 as part of the Civil FX team. He was born in Nigeria and moved to the United States in 2017 as an international transfer undergraduate student. He holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture from University of Nevada – Las Vegas and is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture. His areas of expertise include design, CAD, BIM, real-time 3D visualization, 3D modelling, 3D printing, and digital fabrication. He is also a licensed drone pilot.
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