Brad Pierce, board member of the Loudoun Career and Technical Education Foundation, designed the first student-built home for the Building Construction programs at the new Academies of Loudoun. In keeping with the vision of the new school, the 2100 sf, two story home features sustainable design features such as ample day lighting, passive convective ventilation, rainwater harvesting, durable materials and will be solar panel ready. The house is designed to be easily constructed by the students with a simple and accommodating floor plan, straightforward building massing, and uncomplicated roof lines. Brad assisted with the completion of the tenth Loudoun County student-built house when the building construction students attended the C.S. Monroe Technology Center.