WTHR News Coverage from Ball State

WTHR News Coverage By David MacAnally May 27, 2013 They saw storm-struck Henryville, talked with survivors… and then they went to work, designing a house for victims of storms or other natural disasters. “The point of the house is it’s so much more durable, stronger, cheaper to run than a normal house, ” said Professor […]

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Construction Update: Wall SIPS

After some struggles the first couple days of installation, the team has melded and are really starting to make progress in the installation of our wall SIPS. End of the day photo of those who were left.  

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Jamie Owens

Feature Article on Jamie Owens By  Heather Augustyn Times Correspondent April 15, 2013 MUNCIE | Wheeler native Jamie Owens, a Ball State University graduate, is the architectural manager for a project that seeks to help disaster victims get back to a normal life. Owens, who graduated from Wheeler High School in 2001, said he always had […]

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Construction Has Begun!

Construction has officially begun on The Phoenix House. The team came together yesterday, April 9th, along with several of our sponsors and faculty mentors to celebrate the ground break and beginning of this exciting component of the project, building the home. With the chassis already fabricated, the construction will begin with constructing ledgers on the […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

Construction to Begin By Cody Roth April 1, 2013        The Team Kentuckiana Solar Decathlon 2013 Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place on April 9th at the University of Louisville.  The ceremony is scheduled to begin at noon, with construction beginning immediately afterwards.  Make sure to check back to learn more about the ceremony […]

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Team Effort for Solar Decathlon

Ball State Collaborates with Universities in Kentucky By Andrea Lee February 25, 2013 BSU students working with their peers from University of Louisville and University of Kentucky formed Team Kentuckiana in 2011, to build the best solar-powered house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. This event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, will culminate in a final showdown […]

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