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College of Architecture and Planning

Robert Baas

Assistant Professor

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AB 226   Phone: 765-285-1971  Fax: 765-285-1983

Department of Landscape Architecture
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Robert Baas is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University. He teaches courses on Historic Landscape Preservation, Environmental Systems and Regional Landscape Design with an added emphasis on Geographical Information Survey (GIS).  Baas holds a MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a BLA from Ball State University. 

Baas’ current work focuses on historic hay press barns and their documentation.  He has been published for multiple projects including “Concrete in the Steel City” and “The Optimist: Baseball Themes in Bert Grimswold’s Fort Wayne Editorial Cartoons” in the Journal of Baseball History and Culture.  Robert has been awarded an Outstanding Preservation Award from Indiana Landmarks for the Furnas Mill Iron Bridge and another Outstanding Preservation Award from Indiana Landmarks for the Cataract Covered Bridge.  Baas has also aided Ball State University Students in creating Historic American Landscape Survey drawings for the annual design competition.

MS University of Wisconsin, 1996
BLA Ball State University, 1988

Major Emphases:
Environmental and Natural Systems
Regional Planning, GIS
Historic Landascape Preservation

Publications and Activities:
“Concrete in the Steel City.” VAF Paper Presentation. Washington DC
“The Optimist: Baseball Themes in Bert Grimswold’s Fort Wayne Editorial Cartoons” Journal of Basebal History and Culture. U.  of Nebraska Press. 2008

Awards:
Outstanding Preservation Award from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana for Furnas Mill Iron Bridge. 2007.
Outstanding Preservation Award from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana for Cataract Covered Bridge. 2007.

Course Schedule
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    Time
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  • Course
    Park and Open Space
    No.
    202
    Section
    1
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    1300-1650
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 004
  • Course
    Special Projects
    No.
    498E
    Section
    1
    Section
    1100-1150
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 210
  • Course
    Special Projects
    No.
    598E
    Section
    1
    Section
    1100-1150
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 210
  • Course
    Park and Open Space
    No.
    202
    Section
    2
    Section
    1300-1650
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AB 101