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Wherever you may be, please rest in peace. I thought about you recently.
I don't think I ever paid you my full respect and never quite comprehended the magnitude and extend of your tragic and sudden passing. Words cannot express how grateful I am of your presence in my life and the lives of my fellow Solar Decathlon teammates.
Though the Solar Decathlon team carried on without you, but it would have never had came together without you. I remember the moment we met each other at a SCI-Arc seminar and just how incredibly enthusiastic you were about the project. You took on the job of mentoring a Caltech engineering team with absolutely no practical and real-life project experience with such passion and dedication. I remember you taught the first Caltech class in spring from 8pm to 11pm in order to accommodate students' schedule. I also remember you asking us at an airport in earnest whether we were serious and passionate about this project, because you would not deal with anything less than your level of commitment. You did all of this, because you not only believed in the cause, but you also saw a group of young, idealistic kids, including myself, and believed whole-heartedly in us.
You didn't have a chance to see the house fully assembled on the national lawn, but you would have been proud of it. We were all proud of it, and we never forgot what you had done for us as well. Rest in peace, Doug.