Tag: Tom Collins

  • Alley House

    The Alley House Receives More Awards

    Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning architecture students and faculty co-leads, Pam Harwood and Tom Collins, were awarded the 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Excellence Award for their work on the Alley House, a net-positive, sustainable, high-performance two-family home located in the near eastside of Indianapolis. The Alley House previously claimed the top spot […]

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  • CAP Students Design and Build a House

    2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge Since the Summer of 2021 a multi-disciplinary group of Ball State Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) students and faculty have ventured into a five-semester-long design and build project for the 2023 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, an international competition conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. During this two-year […]

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  • Ball State CAP Celebrated the Future Build of the Eco-Friendly Duplex, Alley House

    R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) hosted a public groundbreaking event on July 13 that celebrated the future construction of an affordable, net-zero energy, sustainable duplex family home in Indianapolis’ Near Eastside designed by a team of CAP students and faculty. The event included several educational stations about the duplex, yard games, and […]

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  • Skilled trades education program for at-risk youth

    Ball State Department of Architecture faculty Professor Pam Harwood and Associate Professor Tom Collins are part of two grants recently awarded to ecoREHAB to initiate a Skilled Trades Education Program (STEP) for at-risk, under or unemployed youth in Muncie.  Working with Excutive Direct Jason Haney of ecoREHAB they will help develop STEP’s training curriculum that […]

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  • CAP Sudents Placing in 2020 Solar Decathlon Design Competition

    Four Ball State teams were selected as finalist for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. Teams competing in the competition work for one or two academic semesters preparing creative solutions for real-world issues in the building industry. Each category awards a first, second, and honorable mention place. This year, our students submitting […]

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