Author: Emily Rheinheimer

  • Alley House Ground Breaking July 13, 2022

    The Solar Decathlon Team from Ball State University’s R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning invites you to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Alley House, a small-footprint, net-zero, sustainable two-family home on an infill lot in Indianapolis’ Near Eastside. Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Gratus Development collaborated on the Alley House, an interdisciplinary […]

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  • Another team win for the Alley House!

    Congratulations to the CAP faculty, staff, and students and partner Englewood CDC of Indianapolis! The Alley House project was awarded $25,000 in State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program following two rounds of competition.  In Round One, the Solar Decathlon team’s narrative proposal and budget was selected to advance, then in Round Two several days of public […]

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  • The Solar Decathlon Experience!

    Check it out!   Today we received a letter form the Solar Decathlon Director, Holly Carr, congratulating us on becoming a finalist in the 2023 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon! The team is one of 21 finalist that were awarded $50,000 in funding. Please take time to read our letter to learn more! Ball […]

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  • Featured Ball State University Blog

    Ball State’s CAP Students Learn while Designing, Helping Build Affordable, Net-Zero Energy Home That Will House Two Families April 6, 2022 by Landa Bagley Architecture is the avenue where form, function, creativity, and standards intersect, yielding a plan and design for something that greatly impacts people: a building. The true beauty of a building is revealed in […]

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  • Solar Decathlon Competition Event!

    Good luck to the Build and Design Challenge teams from Ball State CAP as they prepare to compete in this weekend’s Solar Decathlon Competition Event! Six division trophies are up for grabs, as well as two Grand Winner awards. Stay tuned here for updates as teams compete and check back on April 24 for the […]

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