Month: June 2020


  • Students Learn the Value of Preserving Our History

    Story by MSHP Students Students learn the value of preservation in Jonathan Spodek’s documentation and preservation technology studio courses. Master students in historic preservation diligently worked with the Greentown Historical Society in Greentown, Indiana, to document the street facades of the historic district downtown as well as the interior documentation of the buildings owned by […]

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  • We stand for social justice and equity

    The Department of Urban Planning at Ball State University is committed to a learning environment of diversity and inclusion, while promoting values of equity and social justice. We mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other African Americans killed by the police. We believe that Black lives matter, and that […]

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  • Photo of Lanyang Zhou

    An International Student’s Perspective on Covid-19.

    Story by Lanyang Zhou, MURP 2020 Master of Urban and Regional Planning Under the threat of Covid-19, Ball State closed, and all the classes were transferred to online. As an international student, this caused a big change to my life in the US as well as for the other international students. As a student from China, […]

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  • Students create, build, fabricate, and construct designs for the community

    For the past three semesters, Professor Kevin Klinger in the i-Made studio has employed a technique called “design through production.” This studio provides graduate students in architecture with intensive immersive learning opportunities to help the community by applying their design knowledge and planning skills toward solving local challenges. Working at MadJax, the Maker Force in […]

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  • Student Finds Passion for Architecture During Social Distancing

    Making a conscience decision to spend less time on his phone, Alec Meister decided to build. During the pandemic lock-down, Meister, a high school senior and athlete at West Lafayette High School had more time on his hands with school canceling all extra-curricular activities, particularly track. Though disappointed missing his last season of track, Meister […]

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