The exhibition "ecoMOD: Sustainable, Affordable, and Prefab" was located in the Banvard Gallery on the main level of Knowlton Hall from January 12 through March 6, 2009.
ecoMOD is a research and design / build / evaluate project at the University of Virginia School of Architecture that aims to create a series of ecological, modular and affordable house prototypes. Working in partnership with the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science, our goal is to demonstrate the environmental and economic potential of prefabrication, and to challenge the modular and manufactured housing industry in the U.S. to explore this potential. An interdisciplinary group of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, historic preservation, business, environmental science, planning and economics students are participating in the design, construction and evaluation phases of this multi-year project. The ecoMOD exhibit will feature the four projects developed thus far - three of which are for the Piedmont Housing Alliance, and one of which is for Habitat for Humanity.