October 2008: John Hart wins Holcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction, for proposal of responsive nanocomposite building skins – press release – project website

From Holcim Website:

“Next Generation” prizes for project visions
For the first time, the Holcim Awards competition included a category for the visions of young architects and designers. MIT architect Neri Oxman and University of Michigan engineer John Hart were awarded the “Next Generation” 1st prize for their visionary building skin research using carbon nanotubes to develop materials that can be assigned specific structural, functional and environmental properties.