Alumni invited to tour solar house and reception in Washington, DC

University of Minnesota alumni are invited to tour the Solar Decathlon entries on the national mall, Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17, 2009 and then gather for a special reception at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum to celebrate with members of the University's entry design team. Team leaders will share an insider's view of the design process, contest, and unique features of the ICON Solar House. The Hirshhorn Museum's new director, Richard Koshalek (BA Architecture, 1965; MA Art History, 1968) will talk about his new role with the museum and vision for its future.