UO students top finalists in building-products design competition

Two of the four finalists in an international design competition to foster nontoxic building products are University of Oregon students. The competition was open to both professional and student designers. The Red List Design Challenge carries $15,000 in cash prizes. The UO finalists are Zander Eckblad and Yin Yu. Eckblad’s submission proposes a nontoxic, plant-based cellulose nano fiber alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. Yu’s “Open Window Blind” provides privacy without limiting daylight through use of a shape inspired by the cellular structure of pine wood. Read more on the Oregon BEST website.

Yin Yu

Zander Eckblad