In January 2010, more than 300 students and faculty from the School of Architecture took part in a sketch design/case competition. Over five days, 32 teams conceptualized how this presently empty acre might be transformed into an environment that could showcase sustainability and green technologies, as well as provide benefit to society and the region. The five top designs went on to a second competition. Teams of Masters-level students from Heinz College’s Institute for Social Innovation were assigned to create a business case for one of the five selected designs based on a triple bottom line: to be green, financially sustainable, and provide a benefit to society. Details on the Design Sketch/Case Competition can be found here.