Category: Interior Design


  • Interior Design Student Places in National Formica Competition

    Amber Scott, a Ball State junior in interior design, placed in the top ten in the national 2022 FORM Student Innovation Competition held by the Formica Corporation. The annual competition, now in its fifth season, had over 100 entries from 26 universities across the U.S. and Canada. The competition invited students to design furniture for the […]

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

    All six of the 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 […]

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  • Designing Amidst a Global Pandemic

    Designing amidst a global pandemic requires an extra dose of something we are all familiar with: creativity. As a recent graduate, I could have never predicted the circumstances in which I would be entering the workforce. Now, a year into my career as an interior designer, I have learned to greatly appreciate the value of […]

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  • Escape Space

    Each year we try to highlight projects from some of our student capstone and thesis courses. Recent graduate from interior design, Elise McQueen, considered the current climate of the pandemic and the effects of social distancing for her final project “Escape Space.”    Project Description Escape Space is located in downtown Indianapolis and will serve […]

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  • Furniture Design Excites Judges

    Interior design students took part in a furniture competition as part of Associate Professor Reza Ahmadi’s IDES 320 Furniture Design course in spring semester. Purposeful Design and the Indiana Chapter ASID sponsored the competition which was judged on production and construction details, aesthetics, marketability, and incorporation of critique comments.  Margaret Carter of Purposeful Design and […]

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  • Autism Research Reaches Student From Turkey

    The Department of Construction Management and Interior Design has welcomed a visiting scholar from Turkey to study with Shireen Kanakri, PhD, in the Health Environmental Design Research Lab she runs. Merve Kavaz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, who received a scholarship […]

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  • Interior Design Students Research, Design, and Implement Plans for TherAplay Foundation

    Dr. Shireen Kanakri, associate professor of interior design, has been teaching a multi-phase immersive learning course for the Children’s TherAplay Foundation in Carmel to help children with disabilities. The TherAplay program provides children with special needs innovative therapies, including equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies, for children with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, […]

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  • Ball State Interior Design Summer High School Workshop

    The Interior Design Summer Workshop had a record breaking enrollment this year with twenty five participants. The program gives students a great opportunity to experience interior design firsthand. At completion, students have a portfolio of work which is a required component of the application process in many accredited interior design programs. After participating in the […]

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