University Design Center

Examples of Our Projects

Since 2010, we have provided services to a variety of organizations. Below are links to some of our students' projects.

Please click on the tittle of the project to view examples.

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Sixteen senior interior design students participated in designing the Oncology Center at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. They provided space planning and design for approximately 40,000 square feet on the 10th floor South Tower of the hospital to house the new center.

Luther Consulting LLC

Fourteen senior students designed the interior of a newly leased building for Luther Consulting in Indianapolis. The students designed a new office space building of 2,500 square feet using Steelcase open office system. Designers and staff of Business Furniture and Steelcase participated in presentations and provided valuable practical information to the development of the project.

Yorktown High School Library

Sixteen students in Interior Design Studio 3 designed the library of Yorktown (Indiana) High School. Students visited and had several meetings the superintendent of Yorktown schools, the principal, and librarian. The discussions included functional and aesthetic issues of the current library and completed projects were presented by the students to the client.

Gethsemane United Methodist Church

Sixteen students designed the interior of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, a 15,000-square-foot, brand new building, in the process of design by the architect in Muncie, Indiana. The clients, the architect, contractor, and members of the church met with students numerous times at the site and at the Ball State campus to review the students’ concepts and schematic designs. Each team of four arrived at a design solution to carry the church mission and vision into the design and presented them with the final ideas.

American Health Network

Twelve students in the Programming class teamed up to conduct the feasibility study, research, and programming of 17,000 square feet for the American Health Network: Eye Center, Muncie, Indiana. In this course, students primarily gathered the client’s desires and needs and identified the functional and aesthetic issues by using surveys, questionnaires, observations, literature review, etc. This was translated into a written document that provided the community partner the foundation for the design. The actual redesign course was completed in spring 2013.

Ontario Systems LLC

Students in ID Studio 4 worked on the design of the interior of a 35,000-square-foot office building for Ontario Systems, a Muncie-based corporation that develops software. With assistance from Building Better Communities, a faculty member and a representative of Building Better Communities met with key personnel of Ontario Systems to tour the facility and discuss functional and aesthetic issues. The students started working on this project in January 2013 and presented their final design to the community partner in May 2013.

Easter Seals Crossroads: Disability Services

Twenty-two students in the Universal Design course engaged in design of the interior of the first and second floor of Easter Seals Crossroads Disability Services, Indianapolis. The major focus of this project was to make the building accessible to all users of the space.