College of Architecture and Planning

Malcolm Cairns


AB 207   Phone: 765-285-1982  Fax: 765-285-1983

Department of Landscape Architecture
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

MLA Iowa State University 1977
BLA Ohio State University 1972

Professional Registration:
Iowa, Indiana

Major Emphases:
Introductory Coursework and Pedagogy for Landscape Architecture
Documentation and Evaluation of Historic Landscapes
Parks and Open Space
Historic Development of Educational Programs
Development of Master Tewachers of Landscape Architecture

Publications and Activities:
“An Elegant Vision : Indiana Historic Landscape Architecture”. Traces of Indiana. 2005
Several articles about the Frederick Law Olmsted design for Riverside, Illinois, and landscape preservation reports for historic parks in South Bend and Muncie Indiana, and Dayton Ohio.
Co-director of the 1995 Indiana Historic Designed Landscape Survey, Indiana ASLA Liaison for the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS).
Past member and chair of the Indiana Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects,
Past president of the Indiana Chapter, ASLA and 4 term member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture,  Past Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State from 2001 until 2008.

Honors and Awards:.
President’s Award, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. 2000;
Claire Bennett Legacy Award. INASLA. 2003;
Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects. 2004.
Sappenfield Award for Outstanding Faculty, College of Architecture and Planning. 2005.
Fellow, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 2007.