Category: Undergraduate Excellence


  • 2022 MKM Student Competition Winners

    Seventy-eight models lined the hallways in the College of Architecture and Planning as students presented their entries for the annual MKM Design Competition this spring. The competition, sponsored by MKM Architecture + Design, asked Ball State students in the third-year architecture cohort to come up with creative design solutions using steel. This year students were […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ball State Places in the Solar Decathlon Competition

    Each year students from the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. This year, CAP had two teams taking third place in two categories, the “Urban Single-Family” and  “Elementary School” divisions. The purpose of the competion is to challenge students to design and build highly […]

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  • Planning grad wins transportation scholarship

    Madison Lindsay, BUPD 2020, is the winner of a scholarship from Institute of Transportation Engineers of Indiana. The award helped to  fund her last semester at Ball State in fall 2020. She currently works for Form G, a private development company in Clarksville, Ind., and is studying toward an MPA from IU. The scholarship competition is […]

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