College of Architecture and Planning

Jonathan Spodek

Associate Professor

AB 432   Phone: 765-285-1919  

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

Jonathan Spodek is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University with over 25 years of experience in the architectural field.  Spodek received both his BS and MS in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches design studios and courses in building technology that include building documentation, historic building construction materials and techniques, and evaluation/diagnostic methods.  Jonathan’s research interests focus on non-destructive building evaluation, specifically the use of infrared thermography as a non-destructive, non-contact method of building investigation.  Recently, Mr. Spodek began ecoREHAB studio, a design/build initiative focused on involving students in the design and rehabilitation of at-risk housing utilizing sustainable building practices. 

Jonathan meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards as a Historical Architect and Architectural Historian.  He has experience in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and documentation and review of historical significance buildings and sites, including Historic American Building Surveys for the Virginia Governor’s Mansion and Thomas Jefferson’s Home, Monticello.  Spodek works nationally in leadership positions for several professional organizations, including the Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation for the Association for Preservation Technology, and is the Chair of the American Institute of Architects Historic American Buildings Survey Coordinating Committee. In 2008, Mr. Spodek was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training by then Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and continues to serve in this role.

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