The CAP lecture series will be virtual this year, and we’re hoping you’ll join us! Here is what’s scheduled so far.
Zoom invitations will be available soon.


Oct. 12 | 4:00 pm

Michael Key
, Vice President of Construction Operations for Milhaus, oversees projects across the United States and is President of the Ball State University Construction Management Advisory Board. Milhaus has captured numerous awards for its mixed-use developments and for its incredible growth. Ball State urban planning grads are among its founders and employees.

Key will share how his career has transitioned from working for a general contractor to now working for a full turn key developer and how students can position themselves to be adaptable and resilient. He will discuss his personal growth in the industry & challenges he has faced throughout his career. He will also discuss how Milhaus has adapted to the pandemic and the effects of the pandemic on his industry.

An Indianapolis native, Key is a graduate of our Construction Management program. He started his career with Turner Construction where he worked on the Indianapolis Zoo’s International Orangutan Center, multiple healthcare projects, and on the Hinkle Fieldhouse renovations at Butler University. He worked in Tennessee on a mixed use mid rise project, & then transitioned to Milhaus a little over 3 years ago. While at Milhaus he relocated to Florida to assist in starting their Florida operations, & relocated back to Indianapolis in 2019 to oversee all construction operations for Milhaus.



Oct. 26 | 4:00 pm

Tony Elliott, an architect and an instructor in Interior Design this semester, has titled his lecture “A DESIGN Career or How to Have FUN for 50 Years.” He will discuss his adventurous career and the many twists and turns a design career may follow.

Elliott has worked all over the world. Projects include the JW Marriott and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, a casino, hotel, and airport terminal in Las Vegas, the US Air Force Academy cadet chapel renovation in Colorado Springs, and the transportation center at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Overseas, he worked on The Gate on Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Intercontinental Hotel in Libya, BaHa Mar Resort Casino in Nassau, Bahamas, and more. He completed residential evaluations for the hurricane relief effort in the US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John and is the developer of the iPhone app WALL-IT, a paint and wallcovering calculator.

Elliott is also the author of Sketchbook: Benghazi: ‘Day of Rage’ through an Architect’s Eyes, a reflection on working in Libya during violent protests in 2011, the time of the Arab Spring.


JOIN ZOOM MEETING (you don’t need to be a member)
Oct 26, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Mobile Phone one-tap
US: +19294362866,,96278992741# or +13017158592,,96278992741#

MEETING ID: 962 7899 2741


For more information contact Christine at