Patty’s house was the result of a collaboration between many organizations and individuals. The house is based on the dogtrot type, in which the living room and kitchen are separated from the bedroom and bathroom by an open-air, covered breezeway. The design emphasizes passive cooling, energy efficiency, and sustainable design in general. The house was part of the LEED for Homes pilot program and was among the first houses in Mississippi to earn LEED certification. Raised 13 feet above the ground due to the FEMA advisory flood elevation, the house leaves the ground level open for a generous garden and outdoor space. I joined the project partway through the framing of the house, and as the initial design/build team had just left, my role was to help manage the construction, resolve many design details, and shepherd the project through LEED certification.