Solar House Tours

About The Solar House

Solar House at the Westcott Center for Architecture + Design is your opportunity to explore the newest concepts of sustainable design. The Center is partnering with Norwich University to offer public programs at the Solar Decathlon House, which was designed and built by NU students for the 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition ( Through series of design education activities, our audience has an opportunity to engage in dialogue about sustainable practices and gain a better understanding of the opportunities for community improvement presented by creative and innovative design.

The Delta T90 Solar House is an ambitious project that strives to achieve the goal of blending energy efficiency, affordability and aesthetic appeal. 

This initiative has been recognized by the Ohio Arts Council with the award of a highly competitive grant “Creative Economy.” We also received a “Museums for America” grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS selected our project as one of 152 programs nationwide (out of 470 applications received). According to the panelists "of a particular significance and merit is the innovative approach to community engagement. The melding of 20th century architecture and modern green technology for the benefit of the community is worthwhile endeavor. This project will build capacity and skills in reaching new audiences that all historic houses are looking for.”

Tour of the Solar House:

  • Solar House tours can be set-up upon special request. Call our tour office at 937-327-9291.

Coming Up!

Our staff is currently developing a self-guided free Solar House tour app for the enjoyment and education of all Westcott visitors. We are also working on establishing a member lounge and the architecture + design library and bookstore at the Solar House. For more information, call us or check this website regularly.