Tour: The Grass House

  • Date

    Saturday, October 5 2019

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  • Location

    The Grass House

Join us for an exclusive tour of The Grass House, an accessory structure designed by that serves as the architect-owner’s studio. Based on old traditions using new technologies, the house is the first code-compliant bamboo building on the East Coast and is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification. The building’s realization is part of the architect’s quest for a contextual and healthy alternative to standard stick-frame construction employing affordable and high-quality building materials.

Presented by: Jack Becker and Andrew Linn of

This project is the recipient of a 2019 Chapter Design Award in Architecture and a 2019 Washingtonian Residential Design Award. This program is presented in association with The 2019 Awards Show, on view through November 8, 2019.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify healthy alternatives to standard stick-frame construction methods;
  • Explain why bamboo construction is newly code-compliant in the District of Columbia;
  • Explore contextual approaches mixing affordable, high-quality building materials; and
  • Discuss how the building’s design qualifies for LEED Platinum certification.