Category: Environmental Design


  • 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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  • CERES Team Helps Achieve Living Building Certification

    Ball State University played a key role in Cope Environmental Center earning a unique status that only 28 other buildings worldwide have received. The Centerville, Indiana, center has been awarded “Living Building Certification“ by the International Living Future Institute. Earning this special certification is the result, in large part, of multi-year collaborative efforts that included […]

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  • Consider a Certificate in Sustainability

    The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability is administered through the Academy for Sustainability in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. The certificate recognizes the need for participants to work across topical disciplines. And whether citizens are educated as designers or function as participants in the design activity, they collectively must arrive at strategic […]

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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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  • Shireen Kanakri Designs with a Cause

    Dr. Shireen Kanakri, associate professor of interior design in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, researches a little known area—how environmental factors like acoustics, color, and lighting affect children with autism. She uses that knowledge as she mentors students in immersive learning projects, such as assisting an organization that serves children with […]

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