Architecture Library and Drawings + Documents Archive Receive Award for Service to Indiana’s Architectural Profession
The Ball State University Libraries’ Drawings + Documents Archive and Architecture Library received the 2012 Walter S. Blackburn Award
from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at its Kentucky/Indiana Annual Convention, November 2, 2012. The award is given annually to a person or organization that has contributed time and service in support of the architectural profession.
As the only archives dedicated to the history of Indiana’s built environment, the Drawings + Documents Archive
provides access to thousands of original architectural drawings, blueprints, photographs, 3D models, and other media. Materials in the collection support the educational goals of the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) as well as provide historical resources for working architects and preservationists throughout Indiana.
The Architecture Library
collects materials on architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and historic preservation topics in Indiana as well as across the country and around the world. The books, journals, DVDs, digital images, and building material samples in the collection are a research resource for CAP’s students, faculty, alumni, architects, and community members interested in the built environment. Carol A. Street
, left, Archivist for Architectural Records, and Amy E. Trendler
, right, Architecture Librarian, accepted the award on behalf of the archive and library. Their work to support student education in the College of Architecture and Planning through classroom instruction, research support, public exhibitions, and access to original architectural drawings was recognized as being instrumental in furthering the architectural profession in Indiana.