Category: Undergraduate Excellence


  • 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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  • Interior Design Student Proposes New Space for Theatre and Dance

    Interior Design senior, Natalie Hopf  ’20, created a proposed design for the educational spaces of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State. Her project addresses the current facility with a sizable addition to the north side of the building. The design includes the localization of all departmental spaces into one building, the creation of […]

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  • From Thesis to Freelance Opportunity

    Connor Mullins, B.Arch 2020, found a way to negotiate pandemic-era job uncertainties: He’s operating a freelance business, Capture LLC, that provides architectural design and visualization services. Based in Muncie, he works remotely with clients and hopes to relocate soon. We checked in with him after watching his thesis video (below) which we wanted to share […]

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