Our team

House by Northwestern team members are passionate and dedicated Northwestern students hailing from many different schools and majors. If you're interested in joining the team, send us a note at hello@northwestern.house.


Neha anandani

 Neha is a member of the Communications team. She is from New York City, but her heart is in Chicago mainly because he favorite artist of all time/obsession is Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native. 

"My favorite part of being on HBN is the collaborative environment and fluid role that everyone holds. Everyone is on different teams but we all work together at the same time."




Jimmy Ding

Construction Manager

Jimmy likes to spontaneously break into dance and song.

"My favorite part of being on HBN is getting to see the house design evolve over time."




Ally Mark

Ally is a member of the Design team, and she's also our team photographer. She was so busy taking photos all summer that we never took one of her! Don't worry, we'll remedy this as soon as classes are back in session. 




Millie Rosen

Millie is a member of the Design team. She is a double major in Industrial Engineering and Art Theory and Practice.

"I like that the process for HBN is so student led and driven. Although we have faculty advisers and industry mentors, much of the design is up to us."


Bill Bach

Project Manager

Bill has been rock climbing since he was 5 years old and sailing almost as long.

"My favorite part of being on HBN is the ability to learn far more than I ever could in coursework. This project has allowed me to interact with students from other disciplines and industry professionals. At the end of the project, our hard work will have accomplished a tangible and impressive result."



Gordan Kucan

Gordan is a member of the Design team. He's 6' 6" but not that great at basketball. 

"My favorite part of being on HBN is the opportunity to see our house being built and located permanently in Evanston where it will serve the local community. This project provides us students with this rare opportunity to see our design and work be put to actual use in order to change people’s lives for better."


Zach Person

Zach is a member of the Design team. He loves sports and plays in Northwestern's Marching Band. 

"Being able to learn and improve my engineering and design skills with a real, tangible project is awesome. Knowing that people will be able to see and touch the end result of our work gives it a lot of significance."


Maggie Waldron

Director of Program Operations, Partnerships, & Communications

"I love working with our students and our amazing team of partners in Evanston and Chicago. I am inspired by the enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication that each of them bring to this project."


Dick co

Faculty Director

Dick is a chemistry professor and also the Managing Director of the Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI) where global partners are working together to produce liquid fuels such as gasoline out of thin air using only sunlight and water. 

"What I love the most about HBN is its ability to start exciting conversations with just about anyone. What is unique about HBN and the Solar Decathlon (and probably the most rewarding thing) is that we won’t just “talk” about these ideas, we’ll build an actual house!"


Karla Lopez

Health & Safety Officer 

Karla was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and loves to dance.

"HBN is something I have never done before, so it’s a process of learning in whatever way works for each person. I like the challenge. It’s a chance for me to put my problem solving skills to the test, and that’s always fun. Also, the people on the team are kind of awesome."


Joseph Raff

Joseph is on the Engineering team. He loves making and sharing food and would love to someday own and operate a brewery/bakery.

"Working on HBN allows me to take on a problem and work out the solution from beginning to end. I enjoy being allowed to make mistakes and try new things on the way to a novel solution."