201 N. Temple Ave, Indianapolis

It’s been two years researching, designing, and building the Alley House for the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge competition and it’s ready to view!

The Solar Decathlon Alley House is a student-designed project showcasing a sustainable net-zero energy home that incorporates features such as solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, rainwater harvesting, and much more. The house is designed to be beautiful, comfortable, and environmentally responsible, providing a glimpse into the future of sustainable living.

We would love for you to join us for a tour of the Alley House and learn more about our team’s vision and the features of this net-zero home. This is a unique opportunity to see firsthand how we’ve integrated sustainable practices into every aspect of the design and construction.


April 4 – Alley House Grand Opening Celebration – Tuesday, April 4 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Opening ceremony for faculty, students, design advisors, contractors, sub-contractors, and industry sponsors who worked on the Alley House. Event celebrating its completion with special thanks, toasts, and native planting in the rain garden.

April 5 – Ball State CAP Alumni Day – Wednesday, April 5 | 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
April 5 is a special day for all CAP alumni to tour and celebrate the Alley House and One Ball State Day! This is a unique opportunity to see our students’ innovative and sustainable house design while also celebrating the spirit of community and giving.

April 6 – AIA Presentation and Tour – Thursday, April 6 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
AIA members will be given a presentation at CAP: Indy at 4 p.m. followed by a tour of the Alley House at 5 p.m. This AIA event is set up to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

April 8 – Alley House Neighborhood Party – Saturday, April 8 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
This family-friendly event will feature food, music, an Easter egg hunt with small prizes for children, and a tour of the duplex. Information about The Alley House will be available.

April 10 Neighborhood School Tours – Monday, April 10 | 11 a.m – 3 p.m. as needed (closed event)

April 11 – Neighborhood Association & Organization – Tuesday, April 11 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Community tours for non-profit organizations and neighborhood association.

April 12 – Neighborhood School Tours – Wednesday, April 10 | 11 a.m – 3 p.m. as needed (closed event)

April 14 – RQAW Architectural and Engineering Firm – Friday, April 14 | 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
April 14 – CAP Students & Admitted Student Day Tour – Friday, April 14 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

April 15 – Ball State Day at The Alley House – Saturday, April 15 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday is a special opportunity for Ball State faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to gather in celebration of the Alley House. Guest speakers include President Mearns, Dean Ferguson, faculty leads, and student team leads. This event is open to the public featuring educational tours.

April 16 – Open to the public – Sunday, April 16 | Noon – 4 p.m.

April 17 – Guidon Design Tour – Monday, April 17 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

April 18 – Department of Architecture Faculty – Tuesday, April 18 | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.