The Suburbia Transformed competition challenged entrants to critically revisit ideas of the first modernist suburban landscape designers. The first designer had to work with severely constrained budgets, and be inventive about how to transform environments. In this case study proposal in the desert, a typical condo is transformed using green systems, construction materials from the Home Depot on the block, and reuse/reallocation of on site materials. The result is a home nearly net zero in operation with a high water efficiency used to grow local food and increase habitat. Ken McCown with Ambrose Luk, 2009.