Author: Caleb Swadley

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 →

Engineering on Crowder-Drury House

The Crowder-Drury engineering team established a goal to create a durable, energy efficient home that has the power to withstand high winds while being affordable. A primary design of the home is its ability to respond to a natural disaster quickly enough to save lives. The home can be shipped in by truck and constructed on site; this simple aspect… Read more →