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A team of students from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa School of Architecture were one of two student teams to win a national design competion. They were students of Dr. Steve Meder, UH architecture professor and director of the Center for Smart Building and Community Design. The student finalist team titled “Greenboy Productions” created an affordable, adaptable and accessible home elevated to 8′-0″ above grade allowing the space below the home to serve as a carport. An integrated ramp and stair system quickly brings the owner and visitors to the side entry where the structure splits Las Vegas through the center of the East and West elevations creating an inviting side patio with integrated local fauna at the elevated level allowing passive ventilation to draw air from the cool air below the structure.