This project profile is part of a series from ARCHTECT and providing a sneak peek at the designs in progress for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, taking place Oct. 3-13 in Irvine, Calif. Project descriptions and videos are provided by each team.

Team PEAK: PEAK was designed with one vision in mind: to capture the Appalachian spirit of West Virginia and take it to the competition. Our home strives to create a rustic, natural home environment while incorporating contemporary living with smart automation. PEAK will be used to host a variety of functions and events for the school, community, and surrounding areas. It will stand as a demonstration of what a team of undergraduate WVU students can accomplish and will be used for further research into sustainability and energy efficiency. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.