College of Architecture and Planning
Motloch_John

John Motloch

Professor

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AB 206   Phone: 765-285-7561  Fax: 765-285-1983

Department of Landscape Architecture
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

PhD University of Pretoria, 1991
MLA University of Pennsylvania, 1978
BArch University of Texas, 1970

Professional Registration:
Texas

Major Emphases:
Sustainability and Regenerative Design
Research Methods
Landscape Methods
Sustainable Land Systems
Resource Management
Residential/Community Design

Publications and Activities:
Director of the Land Design Institute at Ball State University. 
Director of the Sustainability For The Americas program at Ball State including its two FIPSE-funded consortia:  The US-Brazil Sustainability Consortium and the North American Sustainability, Housing and Community Consortium. 
Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas.
Member of the Indiana BioTown Task Force that is planning the conversion of Reynolds, Indiana into the nation’s first town to be powered by 100% biorenewable energy.
Author of “Introduction to Landscape Design” VNR, 1990; 2nd ed. Wiley, 2000, Translated to Chinese in 2008 Co-author of “Site Reconnaissance and Engineering. Introduction for Architects, Landscape Architects and Planners” Elsevier 1991
Many book contributions and Journal articles

Awards:
NCARB Prize for EPA-P3 project “Enhanced Sustainability through Straw-Bale Cosbtruction : Education-Research Building Demonstrating How To Live Sustainably in the Midwest” 2009.
Semi-Finalist in the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge for “ProtoSpace: Geoscope of the Future”
Semi-Finalist in the 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge for Biomosaics : A Life-Cycle Balance Framework for Land Use Planning and Design”