First Place in engineering, Second Place in architecture. 

First Place in engineering, Second Place in architecture. 

The Victoria University of Wellington First Light team has taken out 3rd place in the US Department of Energy's international Solar Decathalon Competition. This is a truly amazing result for the first time entrants in a fierce competition against 19 other invited university teams from around the world. 

The First Light team took top honours for the Engineering competition which relied heavily on the Building Information Modelling (BIM) documentation and came second in the Architectural competition where lighting of the kiwi bach was a significant contributor to the fantastic result. 

As proud Gold Sponsors of the team, Stephenson&Turner has provided the services of Michael Warwick, lighting and electrical engineering Associate, to assist in the engineering design and architectural integration. After the announcement of the final standings, Michael said from Washington that the success of the team's entry relied heavily on the architectural and engineering solutions enhancing each other.

Congratulations First Light from all of us at S&T!

Read more about this brilliant achievement on Stuff, enjoy the team's delight at First Light, and see the full results at Solar Decathalon

To find out more about Stephenson&Turner's integrated architectural and engineering design approach and our own team, click here