D.I. von Briesen
D.I. is the recipient of CPCC's 2008-09 Applied Research Fellows Award. Half of his teaching load will be replaced for the academic year with the research and design of the EcoBox.
D.I. von Briesen has had an active interest in ecological issues, the environment and building design his whole life. He grew up at Lama Foundation, which is now a hub for ecological building training during summer workshops. For the last 10 years D.I. has been an IT instructor, specializing in database, programming, and web technologies.
This project is the culmination of a life-long dream he has had of building a single-room self-contained living space that could be put down and lived in almost anywhere, and afforded by almost anyone.