Ball State is pleased to partner with Project Lead the Way, a national non-profit dedicated to teaching technical skills, problem-solving, and communication skills to high schoolers. Just like Ball State students, PLTW students are known for thinking big and tackling real-world challenges. Ball State instructors and alumni passionate about the built environment look forward to engaging with high schoolers through this new partnership.

This event is a unique architectural design experience on Saturday, April 14 titled “Interactive City: The Build.” The hands-on design workshop will introduce Project Lead the Way students to foundational concepts of the design and build process, provide access to architecture professionals, and culminate with a finished project installed at the City Market in Indianapolis. The students’ efforts will engage the local community in helping to activate public space and transform the downtown environment.

Interactive City: The Build–Session 2 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 14. Lunch will be provided. The result from this day will be a collaboratively designed and built sculptural project for the City Market area.

This session will take place in downtown Indianapolis at the CAP: INDY Connector, located in The Platform at 202 E. Market St. The Platform building is attached to the west side of the City Market, across from the City-County Building.

Interested high school students should reserve their spot by contacting Lori Pence at by April 6.

Professor Joe Blalock with high school students participating in CAP's Project Lead the Way session, Interactive City Design in November 2018.