Autotroph Places in the B-More Resilient Competition! / by Alexander Dzurec

Autotroph, in association with Renata Southard, were honored to win the Honorable Mention award for the "Best Resilient Concept for and Existing Community" in the B-More Resilient Competition last week!  Our entry, DIRT, focused on a big picture idea to re-make Baltimore's infrastructure network into  a a distributed and interconnected infrastructure and technology system.  It utilizes the concept of interconnected micro- grids to ensure resiliency in the event of catastrophe, but also to maintain stability in day to day usage of utilities and services.  We had the pleasure of working with Renata Southard on the Entry.  She is an M. Arch Candidate at the University of Maryland and was an exceptional team member and resource.  You can learn more about Renata on her Blog: https://rensouthard.wordpress.com/.  Many thanks to Renata and to the competition Jury.  Here is a link to the Baltimore AIA Website featuring our entry: http://www.aiabaltimore.org/2015-bmore-resilient-design-competition-honorable-mention-dirt/