College of Architecture and Planning
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Olon Dotson

Associate Professor

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AB 428   Phone: 765-285-3481  

College of Architecture and Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Olon Dotson serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at the Ball State University. He attended Tuskegee Institute (University) in Alabama where he received a B.A. in Architectural Science and Ball State University, where he acquired a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. Dotson later attended Columbia University in New York where he completed the Master of Science in Real Estate Development. Dotson began to broaden his perspective in architecture, which led to the co-founding of his company, ARMONICS, Inc. ARMONICS’ principal focus was in the revitalization of inner-city communities, starting in Indianapolis. ARMONICS earned national and international recognition for its progressive and innovate approach to urban revitalization initiatives.

Throughout his career in academia as well as in professional practice, Olon Dotson’s primary research interest and focus has been in the resurgence of severely distressed inner-city communities. Dotson became more philosophical and reflective with respect to the health and vitality of American cities and has elected to pursue a Ph.D. in American Studies at the Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts. Olon’s primary research interests are to explore of the institutional abandonment and massive disinvestment of America’s inner-cities. He aims to enhance students’ sense of empathy for the citizens who choose or are forced to remain in these environments, and to develop formal inquiry which will develop further understanding of inner cities as a design professional and scholar. Olon has dedicated his life and career to improving the conditions of inner-cities by effectively developing, exploring, and communicating Fourth World Theory to a wider audience through lectures and publications.

Course Schedule
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  • Course
    Spec Proj in Arch
    No.
    498
    Section
    4
    Section
    0900-1130
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 425
  • Course
    Spec Proj in Arch
    No.
    498
    Section
    7
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    0900-1130
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    M W F
    Location
    AB 425
  • Course
    Independent Study
    No.
    590
    Section
    2
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    0000-0000
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    Spec Studies in Arch
    No.
    598
    Section
    4
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    0900-1130
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    M W F
    Location
    AB 425
  • Course
    Spec Studies in Arch
    No.
    598
    Section
    7
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    0900-1130
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 425
  • Course
    Architecture Worksho
    No.
    600
    Section
    3
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    1300-1650
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 225