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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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 GuimaraesProject Manager Full bio
Michael SignorileArchitecture Project Manager Full bio
Edward PerezDetail Specialist Full bio
Chris HammConstruction Manager Full bio
Tom KingComposite Fabrication Specialist Full bio
AJ ElliottPublic Relations & Electrical Engineer Full bio
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
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: ENERGY MODELING
Christine HeckerProject Engineer Full bio
Allison OutwaterHEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER Full bio
Jay Rana Full bio
Matthew Shubeck Full bio
Samantha Adornati Full bio
ENERGY USE SIMULATIONS
Matt DeFeligibus Full bio
Sarah Gleason Full bio
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.
Ed MayProject Manager
John NastasiProject Faculty
Clarke SnellFaculty Construction Manager
Chris SteffensProject Faculty
(Electrical, PV & Computer Science)
Al Spinelli Project Faculty
(Mechanical and Plumbing Systems)
Eirki HoleFaculty Advisor
Marcus RutnerFaculty Advisor
Leslie BrunellFaculty Advisor
Nick ParkzialeFaculty Advisor
PRODUCT + ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING INSTRUCTORS
Keith Sheppard Associate Dean of Engineering and Science
Chris Jurado Accounts Coordinator
Project TimelineOur Process →
We are currently in the design phase of the project. This phase encompasses many different types of activities.
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