Trip :: BAC Bus to the Solar Decathlon Competition :: October 9-11

Join the BAC on a trip to the Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC!

This October, the BAC/Tufts Solar Decathlon house will be open for tours on the National Mall in DC along with 19 other solar-powered houses built by students from across the country and abroad. Atelier is sponsoring a trip for students interested in touring the houses firsthand. All are welcome!

Departure: Friday, October 9, 7am, from the BAC
House Tours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm (on your own or with the group)
Return: Sunday, October 11, noon, leaving the hotel in DC (E Street)

Option A:
R/T Transportation Boston-DC*
Tours of the 20 Solar Decathlon houses
$50 donation to the Solar Decathlon

Option B:
R/T Transportation Boston-DC*
A two-night stay in a hotel steps from the Mall**
Tours of the 20 Solar Decathlon houses
$125 total ($50 donation to the Solar Decathlon, plus $75 for accommodations)

*The chartered bus provides us with a professional driver and a bathroom. The bus seats 47.
**Accommodations are limited. The hotel is a Marriott Residence Inn & Suites located on E Street in DC. In order to keep costs down, each room sleeps six people - there are two queen beds, a pull-out couch, a cot. Find a buddy (or get organized randomly, which is cool, too)! There is also a kitchen in the suite and a pool in the building.

There is the possibility to earn 100 hours of Practice Credit. It would involve sketching or photography, research, and a statement of your experience. We are still working out the details, so contact Len Charney in the Practice Department to make sure you are eligible. For specifics, contact Hadiya Strasberg.

Payments are due September 25, 2009. For Option A, make checks out to The Boston Architectural College with 'Solar Decathlon' in the memo. For Option B, write a $50 check following the above directions and a $75 check to The Boston Architectural College (no memo).

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Hadiya by e-mail or in room 102. She will also be collecting checks. Reserve your spot now!