CERES

Awards and Recognitions

The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) staff, fellows, affiliated faculty, and students have been recognized by third parties for their efforts. Samples of these recognitions are listed below.

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design
Year: 2014 
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium 
Project/Program: A Comparative Analysis and Critical Assessment of Green Building Rating Systems.
Recipients: Emily Newton and Jaben Temple 
This research examines the concepts and evaluation structure underlying each of multiple rating systems, comparatively analyzes specific projects certified under these respective ratings systems, and cross-references the findings with data derived from interviews with academic and professional personnel.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2012 
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Optimizing Energy Performance with Climate, Context and Client.
Recipient: Wes Stabs 
This research inquiry involved an exploration into residential energy issues with the underlying intent of reducing fossil fuel consumption. The research is aimed at understanding architecture’s role in defining single family energy demands. The exploration illustrates that we can dwell in symbiosis with nature while reducing environmental impacts by embracing the power of architectural design.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2011 
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Modifying Double-skin Facades for Medical, Residential, Educational, Office and Performing Arts Facilities.
Recipient: Christopher Rhoads 
This work breaks new ground in translating the concerns for fabrication, operability and performance of double-skin facades as driven by climatic factors and/or interior space use.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2010 
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Retrospecting Vernacular: A Journey into the Timeless... 
Recipient: Nitin Desai 
Nitin compiled an extensive research database on the construction traditions of vernacular architecture embedded in countless projects throughout India; and the rekindling of those many traditions of craft and place-based design decision-making and appropriate-technology construction practice. He translated this technical research and documentation into specific line-item recommendations for the transformation of the formal architectural curricula currently offered in India.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research 
Year: 2009 
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Use of High Dynamic Range Imaging in Photorealistic Illustration of AGi32 Renderings 
Recipient: Todd Adams 
This award recognizes Todd’s contribution to the ongoing work of the CERES Lighting Lab. Specifically, his role in examining high dynamic range photography methodologies and software applications for use in constructing high dynamic range imaging of electronic models generated by the AGi32 lighting analysis software.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2008
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Graduate Thesis Project
Recipient: Sandeep Arora
Sandeep received this award for work related to his graduate architectural thesis project titled,
"An Evolutionary Architecture: Adapted, Interactive and Effectively Integrated Design".
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2007
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Graduate Thesis Project
Recipient: Anawat Chirattikalwong
Anawat received this award for work related to his graduate architectural thesis project titled,
"Natural Ventilation and Solar Control: Design Analysis of Suburban Bangkok Housing Estates ".
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2005
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Undergraduate Thesis Project
Recipient: Daniel Overbey
Daniel received this award for his undergraduate architectural thesis project titled, "The Cradle to Cradle Home".
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2004
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Graduate Thesis Project
Recipient: Dorothee Dettbarn
Dorothee received this award for her graduate architectural thesis project titled, "Linking the Design of Facilities, Recycling and Curriculum: Applying a Design Method Inspired by Experiences in Latin America and South Asia to a Ball State University Residential Hall Renovation".
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2003
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Independent Study Research Project
Recipient: Steven Cook and Robert Patton
Steve and Bob received this award for their examination of double skin building performance titled, "A Study of Properties of the CAP Double-Skin Building Facade".
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: Best Practice Sustainability Award for Sustainable Design Curriculum
Year: 2002
Agency: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
Project/Program: Clustered Minors in Environmentally Sustainable Practices
Recipient: CERES/Ball State University
CERES/Ball State University received this award in recognition of the effort to increase the environmental literacy of students at Ball State through development of a cluster of interdepartmental minors designed to offer new interdisciplinary opportunities for students to study environmentally sustainable practices.
This curricular offering was developed through the collaboration of Ball State faculty under the Research Fellows Program administered by CERES; specifically, Dr. James Eflin, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Mr. Robert J. Koester, Architecture and CERES, Mr. Dave Ferguson, Landscape Architecture and iCOMM, and Dr. John Vann, Marketing.

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 2002
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Vital Signs Seminar
Recipient: Lew Beyers
Lew received this award for his participation in the Ball State Vital Signs course during the Fall Semester of the 2001-2002 academic year (Team 1).
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design
Research
Year: 2000
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Department of Architecture, Graduate Design Studio
Recipient: Yiwei Liu
Yiwei received this award for his participation in the Graduate Design Studio course taught by Robert Koester during the Spring Semester of the 1999-2000 academic year.
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award for Architectural Research
Year: 1999
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Individual Achievement Award
Recipient: Robert J. Koester, Director of CERES
This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of the research culture of architecture and related fields, including urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, and interior design.
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research
Year: 1999
Agency: Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Project/Program: Ball State Vital Signs Class Participation
Recipient: Sara Temple
Sara received this award for her participation in the Ball State Vital Signs course during the Fall Semester of the 1998-99 academic year (Team 6/7).
More information about the ARCC / King Student Medal Program:
http://www.arccweb.org/awards.htm

Title: Honorable Mention, AIA Education Honors Award (as case study school)
Year: 1997
Agency: American Institute of Architects
Project/Program: The Vital Signs Project
Co-Recipients: C. Benton, B. Burke, A. Kwok et al. 
Ball State was a case study school for this project.
http://www-archfp.ced.berkeley.edu/vitalsigns/inf/acknow.html

Title: Honorable Mention Award
Year: 1997
Agency: National Vital Signs Project
Project/Program: Vital Signs Case Study Student Competition
Co-Recipients: Alison Hovey and Kevin Koenig, Department of Architecture
Advisor: Robert Koester (with J. Culp, R. Fisher, T. Godish)
http://www-archfp.ced.berkeley.edu/vitalsigns/act/1996comp/winners.html

Title: Indiana CAP Director's Award
Year: 1996
Agency: Indiana Community Assistance Program (CAP)
Project/Program: Affordability and Safety of Indiana Low-Income Households
Recipient: Dr. William Hill, CERES

Title: Renew America Environmental Achievement Award
Year: 1992
Agency: Renew America
Project/Program: Sustainable Urban Rural Enterprise (S.U.R.E.) Project
Co-Recipients: CERES, Richmond/Wayne Co., Indiana community
http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/success/sure.htm

Title: Outstanding Energy Research Project
Year: 1991
Agency: State of Virginia
Project/Program: Evaluation of the Virginia Weatherization Program
Co-Recipients: Dr. William Hill, CERES, Randolph & Greeley, Virginia Tech.

Title: Indiana Governor's Energy Conservation Award
Year: 1984
Agency: State of Indiana
Project/Program: CERES general programs

Title: The Wise Owl Award
Year: 1983
Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Project/Program: CERES general programs

Title: Federal Executive Board Citation
Year: 1983
Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Chicago Office
Project/Program: CERES Professional Development Programs

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