Stevens Team

This home and its design, construction and exhibition are the result of a design process two years in the making. Starting in the Fall of 2014, the SURE HOUSE grew out of the combined efforts of a diverse group of creative, dedicated students from across Stevens Institute of Technology working together to make this home a reality. The student team is responsible for every facet of the project, from designing and detailing the home, to the construction, assembly and the exhibition of the home in Irvine, CA in October of 2015.

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Graduate Students

PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE + ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT (PAE)

Students from our Graduate PAE Program form the foundation of the Solar Decathlon team. This Interdisciplinary Design Program studies Building Science through the integration of Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, and Interaction Design. The program overcomes longstanding deficiencies in design education by creating a distinctive fusion of design culture and technology through the disciplines of design computation, engineering analysis, and advanced production methodologies.

Alex Guimaraes

Alex GuimaraesProject Manager Full bio

Michael Signorile

Michael SignorileArchitecture Project Manager Full bio

Edward Perez

Edward PerezDetail Specialist Full bio

Chris Hamm

Chris HammConstruction Manager Full bio

Tom King

Tom KingComposite Fabrication Specialist Full bio

AJ Elliott

AJ ElliottPublic Relations & Electrical Engineer Full bio

Undergraduate Students

Drawing from the departments of Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering, as well as Computer Science, Engineering Management, Business and the Arts, Stevens’ team is truly an interdisciplinary group. Since its founding in 1870 by America’s "first family of inventors," Stevens, through programs such as the ‘Solar Decathlon’, has given Undergraduate students the knowledge, experience and confidence to change the world.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: HEATING, COOLING, PLUMBING

Juan AlicanteMeasured Contest Captain Full bio

Grace Gallagher Full bio

Kaitlyn Halloran Full bio

Paul Ahn Full bio

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: FLOOD SHUTTERS

Andrew Mason Full bio

Paul Turrisi-Chung Full bio

Sarah Zahran Full bio

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: ENERGY MODELING

Elizabeth Lamb Full bio

Michael-Robert Lewis Full bio

Sonia Mantzouridou-Onasi Full bio

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Christine HeckerProject Engineer Full bio

Allison OutwaterHEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER Full bio

Jay Rana Full bio

Matthew Shubeck Full bio

Samantha Adornati Full bio

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Avis Benjamin Full bio

David Santos Full bio

Kate Kalinosky Full bio

Luke Phillippi Full bio

Michael Frasco Full bio

Nicholas Tartaglia Full bio

ELECTRICAL/PV

Alex Carpenter Full bio

Greg Putlock Full bio

Elise Paulsen Full bio

ENERGY USE SIMULATIONS

Matt DeFeligibus Full bio

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Tom Beute Full bio

Sean Watts Full bio

Garrett Shevach Full bio

Catherine Kim Full bio

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Sarah Gleason Full bio

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Anupama Sapkota Full bio

Diana Magnani Full bio

Past Students

Karina Andreeva
Ashley Castillo
Katlyn Christenson
Anthony Don
Courtney Gnash
Dan Gregorio
Clair Griffin
Nicole Kapasakis

Josh Laryea
Seonghak Lee
Shawn Maguire
Sarjil Mansuri
Brian Minevich
Dan Munt
Kyle Napolitano
Andra Nicolescu

Mark Rakhamanov
Akram Ramdan
Izabela Serowik
Fatima Sierra
Kellie Vertetis
John Wright
Jasmine Wright

Faculty

Committed faculty from a variety of backgrounds help to guide the student team throughout the process. The faculty team includes several veterans of past Solar Decathlons as well as talented engineers and educators from across industry and Stevens.

CORE FACULTY

Ed May

Ed MayProject Manager

John Nastasi

John NastasiProject Faculty

Clarke Snell

Clarke SnellFaculty Construction Manager

Chris Steffens

Chris SteffensProject Faculty
(Electrical, PV & Computer Science)

Al Spinelli

Al Spinelli Project Faculty
(Mechanical and Plumbing Systems)

ADVISORS

Eirki HoleFaculty Advisor
(Engineering Management)

Marcus RutnerFaculty Advisor
(Structural Design)

Leslie BrunellFaculty Advisor
(Civil Engineering)

Nick ParkzialeFaculty Advisor
(Mechanical Engineering)

PRODUCT + ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING INSTRUCTORS

Justin Nardone
Mark Pollock

ADMINISTRATIVE

Keith Sheppard Associate Dean of Engineering and Science
Chris Jurado Accounts Coordinator

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Irvine, CA
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WE DID IT!

Project TimelineOur Process

We are currently in the design phase of the project. This phase encompasses many different types of activities.

Current Project Status:

SURE HOUSE wins the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015!!!

Fall 2014: Design. Spring 2015: Build. Summer 2015: Testing.
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