Solar Strand 

©Douglas Levere


First-place winner of the University at Buffalo Solar Park Competition: a linear landscape formation and DNA fingerprint. Together water and light merge, harnessing nature’s energy from sunlight and hydrological infiltration. The project is the centerpiece in the hybrid landscape. Its form, figuratively a fingerprint, highlights the campus’ goals and objectives for a sustainable future.

A 5000 PV panel array is at once infrastructure (energy production), emergent landscape (hosting diverse array of flora and fauna), and classroom (communicating live information about ecology, weather, and energy output via a web or mobile app).


Buffalo, NY 2012
Budget: $14 Million
Size: 3 Acres