CUTTING CEREMONY - Friday, 27 February, 10:00am
The TERRA (Technologically + Environmentally Responsive
Residential Architecture) sustainable demonstration house was
designed and developed by the Department of Architecture
through the FedEx Institute Center for Sustainable Design at
the University of Memphis. The University is seeking
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation for the TERRA house.
Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of
North Main Street and Greenlaw Avenue in the Uptown
Neighborhood in downtown Memphis, TERRA was designed by
students in the Department of Architecture with input from
architecture and interior design faculty members and
The building features energy efficient and
environmentally responsible techniques, materials, appliances
and fixtures. The house also adheres to the standards of the
Memphis Light Gas and Water Division EcoBUILD program and the
American Lung Association Health House program. DPC
Construction LLC served as general contractor.
During March 2009 and thereafter by appointment, the
garage will function as a temporary classroom for seminars
that will be offered to design and construction professionals
as well as members of the public who are interested in
learning more about the principles of sustainable design.
Tours will be conducted each weekend in March by students and
faculty of the Department of Architecture, the contractors,
and local professionals. Saturday tours are from 10:00am
to 4:00pm, Sunday tours are from noon until 4:00pm.
TERRA would not have
been possible without the participation of the many individuals, businesses, and organization who contributed their
time, money, and materials to the project.
List of Participants.
For more information, please contact Professor Michael Chisamore at firstname.lastname@example.org or
901.678.4914. Additional information is also available by following these links:
TERRA History and Overview Article.
TERRA Promotional Video
TERRA Promotional Flyer
TERRA Construction WebCam (requires an ActiveX download)
USGBC Memphis Website (US Green Building Council)