Winners of America ByDesign Architecture & Innovations: USM’s Marine Education Center and Concept Luna

ByDesign, America’s leading collection of design television series, is pleased to announce the esteemed winners of America ByDesign: Architecture (Season 1) and America ByDesign: Innovation (Season 3)The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Marine Education Center and Dell’s Concept Luna. The series’ showcase impactful design and architecture across the United States by some of the most innovative and creative pioneers around the country. The popular shows provide a national mainstream audience with deep insight into what it takes to imagine, create, and bring to life the impossible. Both winners were announced during the season finale of their respective series. The episodes are available across the United States on all CBS News mobile apps, ByDesign’s YouTube channel, and on Though widely different concepts, each of the winners have one thing in common­­–pushing for a sustainable future.

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USM: Marine Education Center – Winner America ByDesign Architecture (Season 1)

Situated on approximately 100 acres in Ocean Springs, Miss., the Marine Education Center (MEC) serves as the educational and outreach arm of University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), providing an immersion experience for participants in a unique, coastal setting. The center exemplifies sustainable coastal building techniques in harmony with the marine environment. The education facility includes outdoor classrooms, laboratories, administration offices, assembly spaces, exhibition areas, and a pedestrian suspension bridge where researchers have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the ecologically critical bayou and tidal wetlands of Mississippi.

Project video link: America ByDesign: Architecture Season 1 Finale

Dell Technologies: Concept Luna – Winner America ByDesign Innovations (Season 3)

Concept Luna is a vision for sustainable PC design that builds on Dell Technologies’ existing leadership in sustainability.  The initiative plans to accelerate the circular economy and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The concept strives to push “reuse” to the limit by dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of Dell products utilizing recycled materials with the intention of making these components immediately accessible, replaceable, and reusable. This includes reducing and reimagining energy intensive pieces like motherboards and materials.

Project video link: America ByDesign: Innovation Season 3 Finale