College of Architecture and Planning

Guest Lectures

September 29

Andrea Hansen             Principal of Fluxscape

4:00 pm, AB100

Andrea Hansen

Datascapes: Design for Changing Cities and Shifting Lands

Andrea Hansen is the principal of Fluxscape, a design, research, and communications practice that focuses on the use of open source data and web platforms to map conditions and spur change in urban environments. The practice brings together multi-faceted expertise in research,urban planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, data visualization, and web development to form a unique internet-based approach to urbanism that is tailored to the rapidly changing technologies and culture of the 21st century. In addition to her practice, Andrea is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was the inaugural Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow in 2011-2012. Previously, she was a 2014 Code for America fellow and the 2013-2014 Marie Bickham Visiting Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. She was also chosen in 2012 as one of Next American City’s “40 Under 40” Vanguard class of urban leaders.


October 13       

Vinayak Bharne            University of Southern California

4:00 pm, AB100


Rethinking Urbanism Through Asian Cities - 3 Books x 3 Projects


Vinayak Bharne is Director of Design at Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists in Pasadena, California, Adjunct Associate Professor of Urbanism at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture and Heritage Conservation at the USC School of Architecture and Associated Faculty Member at the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.   

His professional work ranges from new towns, inner-city revitalization, campuses, resort-villages and housing for corporate, private and institutional clients; to urban regulations, policies and strategic advising for government and non-government agencies in the United States, Canada, India, China, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Kenya and Mauritius. His projects have received numerous local and national awards.  These include the 2013 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement – Overall Excellence by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the 2013 Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association, three national Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism; and the Excellence in Planning Implementation Award from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read his full bio. .  

AIA and ASLA continuing education credits are available. Contact Tracy Hendricks at (765) 285-9196 or for additional details.     


October 27        

Steven Spears              Partner and Principal     of Design Workshop

4:00 pm, AB100


Steven Spears is a Partner and Principal with Design Workshop in Austin, Texas. After practicing in Australia and with the Aspen, Colorado office of Design Workshop for a number of years, he co-opened the Austin office in 2008. He is a Design Principal in the Austin and Houston offices. As a landscape architect, urban designer, land planner and land artist, Steven brings significant experience on a variety of scales from small gardens to large scale land planning. Specifically, Steven’s 15-year career has focused on resort and hospitality, green infrastructure and LID, retail and mixed use, brownfields, multi-family housing, streetscapes and plazas, parks and open space, trails and greenways, redevelopment strategies, master planned communities, residential gardens and estates, corporate campuses, land art, and community planning. A firm believer in the quadruple bottom line design process of integrating economic sustainability, environmental sensitivity, community benefit and profound art/aesthetics, Spears design and planning work has been recognized at the state, national and international level.

AIA and ASLA continuing education credits are available. Contact Tracy Hendricks at (765) 285-9196 or for additional details. 

November 3        

Andrew tenBrink Associate at James Corner Field Operations

4:00 pm, AB100

Staging Ground, Landscape Futures 


Andrew tenBrink is an Associate at James Corner Field Operations and is currently the project designer for the Central Waterfront in Seattle. He has also worked as a designer for the recently opened Uptown Plaza in Cleveland. Andrew holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, with honor, from Purdue University. In 2011, he co-founded ATLAS a design and research lab. He is the co-author of Transurban: Sarriguren and Valdespartera, which critique the development of purported eco-cities in Spain. Andrew was the selected winner of the 2012 International Garden Festival in Grand-Metis, Quebec, and was awarded 1st place in the Catalyst: Sacramento Capital Mall Competition. Prior to jointing JCFO, Andrew was employed by AECOM, where he worked on high-profile projects including the World Trade Center Streetscape,and several civic institutions in Washington D.C. including Marvin Gaye Park, the National Museum of American History, the Moultrie Courthouse, Woodland Park, and the Potomac Yard Linear Park.

AIA and ASLA continuing education credits are available. Contact Tracy Hendricks at (765) 285-9196 or for additional details. 

November 17        

Nataly Gattegno Co-Founder, Future Cities Lab

4:00 pm, AB100


Nataly Gattegno is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab, an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California. Working in collaboration with her partner Jason Kelly Johnson, Nataly has produced a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space. Future Cities Lab is at the forefront of exploring how advanced technologies, social media and the internet of things will profoundly affect how we live, work, communicate and play in the future. Their approach to design and making, which has been described as “high performance craft”, is also deeply experiential, interactive and materially rich. Future Cities Lab is an interdisciplinary studio employing an adventurous team of designers, architects, technologists, digital craftspeople, urban ecologists and more.  Read more. . .

AIA and ASLA continuing education credits are available. Contact Tracy Hendricks at (765) 285-9196 or for additional details.   

November 24        

Anijo Punnen Mathew
IIT Institute of Design

4:00 pm, AB100 


Anijo Punnen Mathew is an Associate Professor at IIT Institute of Design. His research looks at evaluating new semantic appropriations of place as enabled by technology and media convergence. He also works with companies to adapt and change to the information economy through the use of design methodology and theory. Anijo has a PhD in Computing from the Open University in the U.K.; Master of Design Studies (MDesS) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; and a professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (India). Prior to joining ID, he was a tenure track Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Design (CAAD). Read more. .

AIA and ASLA continuing education credits are available. Contact Tracy Hendricks at (765) 285-9196 or for additional details.

January 26         

Catie Newell
Principal, Alibi Studio

4:00 pm, AB100 


Catie Newell is the founding principal of *Alibi Studio, Detroit and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. She has a Masters of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech. In 2006 she won the SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design with her project Weather Permitting. Before joining the University of Michigan as the Oberdick Fellow in 2009, Newell was a project designer at Office dA in Boston. Newell’s work and research captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light or lack thereof. The work often reconfigures existing domestic spaces. Newell's creative practice has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to location and geography, and cultural contingencies. Newell won the 2011 ArtPrize Best Use of Urban Space Juried Award and the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Newell recently exhibited at the 2012 Architecture Venice Biennale. Catie is currently the Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. Read more. .






We continue to grow our collection of video lectures available online.  Feel free to browse the CAP collection in the Digital Media Repository of University Libraries.



College of Architecture and Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5859
Fax: 765-285-3726
View E-mail Address