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Golden, Colorado
April 15–18, 2021
The team from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, was the Grand Winner in the Residential Division of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, held April 17-19, 2020. Illustration credit: Miami University team.

2021 Design Challenge Grand Winners: University of Oregon & Northwestern University


For the first time, Design Challenge winners were recognized along with Build Challenge winners during the Solar Decathlon Competition Event, April 15-18, 2021. The students from 63 Finalist Teams represented 58 collegiate institutions during the 2021 Design Challenge.

A detailed list of the winners is below. Congratulations to all the teams!

2021 Design Challenge Grand Winners

2021 Design Challenge Division Winners

Suburban Single-Family Housing Division

Urban Single-Family Housing Division

Attached Housing Division

Mixed-Use Multifamily Building Division

Elementary School Division

Office Building Division

Retail Building Division