January 2016 - Container Arrives!
An empty container was delivered to the University of Minnesota's ReUse Center on January 12, 2016.
January 2016 - Students on Board!
Students from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities' College of Design participated in hands on learning while constructing the LightHotel.
February 2016 - Spray Foam
The interior of the LightHotel is framed with 2” studs and was spray foamed by AEI (Applied Energy Innovation) of Minneapolis for a thermally tight envelope.
March 2016 - Products Arrive!
Uponor in-floor heat, WD flooring, and Daltile along with a ton of other generous sponsors supplies the products responsible for converting an empty, industrial container into a luxury one-room hotel.
March 2016- Students Continue to Learn new Skills
Students tested their design skills and acquired new ones working closer to a construction site than most classrooms afford.
April 2016 - Doors and Windows Installed
As the weather warmed up the build moved outside once the door and windows were installed.
May 2016 - LightHotel Debuts!
The LightHotel made its first appearance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on May 19, 2016.