Category: Architecture


  • BSU Historic Preservation Students Win Second Place

    The annual Charles E. Peterson Prize, a student competition of measured drawings intended to heighten awareness about historic buildings in the United States announced its 2021 winners. The student team at Ball State University, under the direction of Professor Jonathan Spodek, FAIA, was awarded $3,000 for Second Place for their drawings of the Canal Pump House […]

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  • Experiencing CAP Asia

    I first participated in CAP Asia in the Spring of 2005 when I joined Nihal Perera, a faculty member in urban planning, and a group of eighteen students around the middle of their trip. I was arriving to participate in a scheduled two-week building workshop, which was to take place in India, but the plan […]

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  • Every Mind, For Every Body

    Each year we try to highlight projects from some of our student capstone and thesis courses. Architecture grad Kurt Green shares his thesis project “For Every Mind, For Every Body: Architectural Interventions Toward Equity & Inclusion in the Indianapolis Athenaeum.”   Abstract Statement Over the past several decades, cities have developed a new level of […]

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  • Virtual Reality Exhibition

    In this 2020-21 reCAP issue, we have been highlighting some of our creative faculty and their explorations into art and their submissions into competitions and exhibits. Assistant Professor of Architecture, James F. Kerestes, recently participated in an exhibition of digital objects for the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, California titled “One Object at a Time”. […]

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  • 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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