Please join the College of Architecture and Planning as we recognize our retiring faculty for their outstanding service and dedication to the college and university.

A reception will be held in the College of Architecture and Planning building – First floor Atrium.
Monday, May 2, 2022  |  12:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Harry Eggink

Harry Eggink is a registered architect, and Professor of Architecture at R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, with 45 years of teaching experience in architecture and urban design.  Professor Eggink earned his B. Arch at Ball State (a former classmate of David Letterman) and his M. Arch at Harvard (Urban Design), a Fulbright Scholar to Finland for graduate studies, and a former student of the School of Fine Arts and Architecture in Fontainebleau, France. Harry’s exemplary teaching in environmental design, design communication, and studio courses has helped students throughout his tenure discover architecture as an art form and a science, thinking innovatively in exploring design solutions. Harry’s work and passion for Community-Based Projects (CBP) is evidenced in practice in his involvement in CBP’s throughout Indiana and the East Coast, and in his scholarly work as well. Harry continues to maintain a small architectural firm, since 1983.  He has also practiced in Germany, and Boston, and lectured nationally and internationally.


Janet Fick

Janet Fick, an Associate Lecturer in the Construction Management program, has focused her teaching on immersive projects and was recognized with an Immersive Learning award. Her students certified two campus buildings through USGBC’s LEED® Lab program, and have designed and/or renovated 47 projects in Muncie through a continuing partnership with local non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, ecoREHAB and Muncie Mission.


Bruce Frankel

A self-described advocate for students, Dr. Bruce Frankel’s engagements made contributions to this University, its external constituencies, and his own development. A community organizer, his work saved our downtown historic district and mitigated pollution on our south side. A collaboration with IHCDA, Bruce established the My Community, My Vision statewide program introducing high school students to urban planning and civic leadership. Relying on his 25 years of full-time practice he formulated with seven disciplines in four colleges the RED program, and mentored students at all levels to achieve finalist or winning positions in intercollegiate real estate competitions at statewide and international levels in every year since 2015.


Walter Grondzik

Walter Grondzik, PE is a Professor of Architecture who has been in higher education since 1977. Walter has shared his knowledge and expertise in environmental technologies with students with the intent of improving building performance and occupant experiences. He was President of the Passive House Institute (PHIUS) Board of Directors for nine years and is an author and co-author of numerous books and articles promoting thoughtful use of environmental resources and the effects of mechanical and electrical systems on building occupants.


Jody  Rosenblatt Naderi

Jody Rosenblatt Naderi, RLA, is a Professor of Landscape Architecture. She is the daughter of an engineer and a musician. Her brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, children and grand-children have filled her life with joy and she is eternally grateful to be part of this constellation.  Jody’s professional and artistic journey is one of pursuing possibilities to connect people with the earth, a tendency developed as a child and young adult growing up in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Jody finished her landscape architecture studies at Harvard University.  Her LA practice in community and urban design emerged as one of influence over 20 years of award-winning practice.  The outcome from numerous collaborations brought Jody to the attention of Texas A&M University where she was recruited as a researcher and professor, and to Ball State University where she was recruited to head the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University. Always wanting to help others, Professor Rosenblatt Naderi brought her pragmatic research, teaching and business skills to form many friendships across Ball State University, collaboration in the arts, sciences and education that she has cherished over the last ten years.  Jody now works as an artist and landscape architect in the unceded territories of British Columbia and returns to Canada to continue her global studies for her ceramic ‘Atlas of Contemplative Walks’.


Nihal Perera

Dr. Perera, known for his expertise in Southeast Asian history and planning, is the founder of the department’s most heralded field studies experience, a semester study abroad dubbed CapAsia. That program has garnered three Fulbright-Hays awards, and Perera himself served as a Fulbright scholar twice in China and later in Myanmar.

The author of three books about Asian cities and the way people use space in a post-colonial world, Perera has authored dozens of book chapters and journal articles in his long career and has served as a visiting scholar or researcher at a dozen universities. He served as interim chair of the department from 2017-2019.


Thank you all for your expertise and dedication to your profession, college, and university.