students help rebuild

What’s a Flash Mob?

Following the Joplin tornado in 2011, Anna Plunkett and Michael Ligibel led the Drury Smart Mob that participated in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Joined by dozens other Drury students, Anna and Michael went to Joplin to support a group of architecture students who had designed and were building a landscape feature in Cunningham Park as a tribute to the… Read more →

Shelter featured in local Pittsburg, Kansas news story

The Shelter3 story continues to spread across the Midwest. KOAM 7, a local TV station in Pittsburg, Kansas, recently published a story on Drury and Crowder’s Solar Decathlon home. The report centers around some of the materials used in construction as well as the goals of the project and some of the hands on learning students are benefiting from. Check out the full… Read more →

Team Spotlight: Lukas Kriem and the Appliances Team

By Daniela Carvajal Lukas Kriem, team leader of the appliances contest, has an important job: to find the most efficient appliances for the Solar Decathlon house. The appliances contest is one of 10 contests team Shelter to be judged at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The team has to find the environmentally efficient appliances that meet… Read more →

Drury Students work on design

Crowder-Drury Architecture

The Crowder-Drury Solar team has made it our goal to design a solar-powered, tornado-resistant home that meets need of victims through a quick targeted response, facilitated recovery, and resilient layers of protection. To achieve this goal, our architecture students designed the house so it can be shipped as two modular components. The house is divided into two pieces, one that… Read more →