Category: Landscape Architecture


  • From Landscape Architecture to Artist

    I loved that the education at CAP always blurred the lines between disciplines. Though I was officially studying landscape architecture, I was at the same time exposed to the worlds of art, music, film, and architecture, and the program flowed in and out of these other disciplines so effortlessly that I struggled with the idea […]

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  • Craig Farnsworth Shares His Love of Watercolor

    I’ve been painting in watercolor for over 30 years. I dabbled with it as a landscape architecture student here at Ball State and then became more serious with it while in graduate school. Ever since, I’ve used it to illustrate designs, document ideas, and record impressions. Along the way, I’ve done freelance watercolor illustration and […]

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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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  • Pete Fritz named FAICP

    Congratulations to LA grad Pete Fritz who has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Fritz, FAICP, PLA, joins an elite group of long-time AICP members recognized for “excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, and community service and leadership.”  His wife, K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, is also a fellow and a […]

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  • CAP 2020 Alumni Award Winners!

    We’re excited to announce our 2020 Alumni Awards winners. The CAP Executive Advisory Board annually recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding professional success or achievement in their field of endeavor. While we were unable to hold an awards dinner in the fall, we held a virtual presentation to honor our award recipients. Watch the presentation here. […]

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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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  • Revitalizing Halteman Village

    The City of Muncie and the north side Halteman Village Neighborhood Association are working to reestablish the vitality of the Halteman community by reimagining an abandoned swim club property as a new city park. In the summer of 2019, the neighborhood association partnered with Ball State’s Building Better Neighborhoods (BBN) grant-funded immersive learning projects and the […]

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