Category: Design-Build

  • Alley House

    The Alley House Receives More Awards

    Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning architecture students and faculty co-leads, Pam Harwood and Tom Collins, were awarded the 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Excellence Award for their work on the Alley House, a net-positive, sustainable, high-performance two-family home located in the near eastside of Indianapolis. The Alley House previously claimed the top spot […]

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  • New Steel Structure for Campus “The LOOP”

    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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  • College of Architecture and Planning Student Teams Advance to Finals of Solar Decathlon Competition

    All six of Ball State’s student teams from the University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) competing in this year’s Solar Decathlon Design and Build Challenges—a  U.S. Department of Energy competition—have advanced to the finals in the categories of New Housing, Retrofit Housing, Attached Housing, and Office Building and Education Building. Five of the six teams are participating […]

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  • Book documents construction of CAP: Indy sign

    Patrick Ward was off campus working at an internship and searching for an elective when a class called CAP:Indy Sign caught his attention. Mainly because he had no idea what the title meant. Had he been in the building, he couldn’t have missed the 17-foot sign being built in the CAP atrium. As it was, […]

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  • Designing a Simple Solution to a Complex Design-Build Challenge

    Students in the Landscape Architecture Department had the relatively simple task to program a wooden boardwalk that would connect three trails at McVey Memorial Forest in Randolph County, but the project delivery challenges made the structural solution slightly more difficult. Students and faculty explored options for this community design project in partnership with Red-tail Land […]

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  • Student Finds Passion for Architecture During Social Distancing

    Making a conscience decision to spend less time on his phone, Alec Meister decided to build. During the pandemic lock-down, Meister, a high school senior and athlete at West Lafayette High School had more time on his hands with school canceling all extra-curricular activities, particularly track. Though disappointed missing his last season of track, Meister […]

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  • An Indefatigable Expert

    Pam Harwood is an indefatigable expert on squeezing every minute out of each day. A professor of architecture and a design-build leader, Pam is a practicing architect who designs stunning timber frame homes, wineries, and boutique restaurants. She is the designer and creator of nature playscapes and timber pavilions and is a community activist. Pam […]

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  • Colby Gray with Students

    Students Design Learning Laboratory

    Like their peers of days gone by, CAP students will be leaving their mark on the campus footprint by designing and building an interactive learning site for future generations. For nearly thirty years, the Tea Garden, a Japanese teahouse, hugged the south side of the architecture building. The structure lent an air of culture and […]

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