Tyler Allen is a senior in the Building Design and Construction program at Weber State University. His aspirations are to go on to become an architect. He currently works for a residential construction company as an assistant estimator. He has goals to be multifaceted in most aspects of the construction industry. Tyler is currently working on designing a remodel on 25 th Street in Ogden for Better Homes & Gardens. He has also designed a home for Habitat For Humanity and is waiting for it to be built. Plans for graduation are in the works for Spring 2021 in which he will graduate with not only a Bachelors of Integrated Studies in Building Design and Construction, but also a certificate of proficiency in the Spanish language. The Solar Decathlon project is being presented as his senior project for his degree. His role in the Solar Decathlon has been to create the CSI Master Format – Spec Book, do a quantity takeoff for the landscaping of the house site, get bids for fencing and other tasks as assigned. He has really enjoyed learning new processes, and finding ways to build new skills. He looks forward to seeing the
project finished, and built.
“A quote that has inspired me while working on this project is from Patrick Tillman, a Military Man & an NFL player. He said, ‘Passion is kind of an important word for me, whether it’s playing sports or whether it’s just living or whatever you’re going to do. In my opinion you should be passionate about it or else, why do it?’ Every time I get to talk to someone about this project I get excited. I love architecture and building. It’s something I’ve been passionate about since junior high! This project really has sparked more of a desire in me to want to expand my horizons. I can’t wait to see the finished project and where the passion and love of architecture and building will take me in the future!”