Category: Architecture


  • Design Thinking Around Social Justice Issues

    Graduate architecture students had a chance this spring to synthesize their design knowledge with one of the biggest stories of our time, the historical and ongoing racial violence crisis that has played out in American streets for more than two centuries. The resulting projects are rich in meaning, and devastating in their honesty. Assistant Professor […]

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  • Meet Pam Harwood

      How to introduce Pam Harwood? Architect of stunning timber frame homes, wineries, and boutique restaurants. Designer and creator of nature playscapes and timber pavilions. Studio instructor, design-build faculty, community activist. Indefatigable expert on squeezing the last few minutes from every day. Pam grew up in northern Wisconsin where she spent most of her time […]

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  • Remembering Ewing H. Miller II

    Ewing H. Miller II, FAIA, a nationally recognized architect, planner and civic leader, made an enduring impact on the architecture and built environment of Indiana, and beyond. Also practicing in Philadelphia, London and Washington DC, Miller’s 50 years career included educational, corporate, housing, governmental, health, restoration/preservation and master planning projects. Forward thinking, Miller offered bold […]

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  • Go Find It – A Southeast Asia Experience

    “This is your world, go find it.” My father said these words to me every night as he’d take me outside to gaze at the stars. I wanted to “go find it” but living in the Midwest and being a first-generation student, I was not sure how. Ball State was my first choice university because […]

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  • 2021 MKM Design Competition

    Each year, all sixty-nine third-year architecture students participate in the MKM Design Competition. For the past 8 weeks, the students apply their design knowledge and skills to the same project, exploring designs for a mixed-use development for a site in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Students had the option to work individually or in teams of two; […]

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  • Historic Preservation Students Perform Feasibility Study for Hope House Building

    Students in Assistant Professor J.P. Hall’s Historic Preservation studio spent spring semester working on an adaptive reuse feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Caldwell-Dennis house, an historic residential structure in Wabash, Ind. Indiana Landmarks, a nonprofit organization that helps save and revitalize historic places, had acquired six architecturally significant homes, including the Caldwell-Denise house, at an […]

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  • Ball State Places in the Solar Decathlon Competition

    Each year students from the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year, CAP had two teams taking third place in two categories, the “Urban Single-Family” and  “Elementary School” divisions. The purpose of the competion is to challenge students to design and build highly […]

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  • Spodek Appointed to the National Park Service Advisory Board

    Jonathan C. Spodek, FAIA, FAPT, NCARB, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University, was appointed to the 12-person National Park Service (NPS) advisory board for preservation technology by the Secretary of the Interior. The responsibility of the advisory position is to provide leadership, policy advise and professional oversight; advise […]

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  • 5 Landon Bone Baker Architects offer presentation March 8

    Join us for a lively presentation by one of CAP’s most successful alumni-owned firms at 4 p.m. Monday, March 8. The presentation by Landon Bone Baker Architects of Chicago will feature five CAP grads from the Department of Architecture. It’s more than architecture driving this award-winning firm: Community building, affordable housing, and neighborhood planning are […]

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