Category: Architecture


  • CAP Students Use Drones in Field Work

    Using drones in design is a relatively new technology that is opening up a wide range of applications. Drones are being used more and more in the design and building disciplines to assist with aerial photography for site analysis, checking site progress during the construction phase, and surveying building structures, to name a few. Seeing […]

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  • New Steel Structure for Campus

    Last fall architecture students looked to the past for inspiration when creating a vibrant new installation to be placed near the intersection of Neely and McKinley streets. More than 45 years ago, the iconic CAP Sign and the bright yellow Balance sculpture were installed on the lawn outside the College of Architecture and Planning building. […]

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  • CAP Students Design and Build a House

    2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge Since the Summer of 2021 a multi-disciplinary group of Ball State Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) students and faculty have ventured into a five-semester-long design and build project for the 2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, an international competition conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. During this two-year […]

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  • Ball State CAP Celebrated the Future Build of the Eco-Friendly Duplex, Alley House

    R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) hosted a public groundbreaking event on July 13 that celebrated the future construction of an affordable, net-zero energy, sustainable duplex family home in Indianapolis’ Near Eastside designed by a team of CAP students and faculty. The event included several educational stations about the duplex, yard games, and […]

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  • Ball State Solar Decathlon Project History

    2013 SD Build – Collaboration with University of Louisville Market Strategy: The Phoenix house is designed for middle-class families affected by tornados or other natural disasters. Although designed to be built quickly, it is also designed to be durable, safe, and sustainable—reflecting a spirit of permanence and resilience. For its owners, the ultra-efficient house is designed for long-term comfort and cost savings. 2017 Race […]

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  • 2022 MKM Student Competition Winners

    Seventy-eight models lined the hallways in the College of Architecture and Planning as students presented their entries for the annual MKM Design Competition this spring. The competition, sponsored by MKM Architecture + Design, asked Ball State students in the third-year architecture cohort to come up with creative design solutions using steel. This year students were […]

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