College of Architecture and Planning

News Archives

CAP/Purdue team advances to finals in urban design competition 02/22/2013        Congratulations to members of a Ball State/Purdue University team named as one of four finalists in the Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design competition. MORE... 

CAP:IC Director Brad Beaubien Named Forty Under40   02/02/2013                                           The College of Architecture and Planning’s Indianapolis Center Director, Brad Beaubien, was named to the Forty Under 40 Class of 2013 by the Indianapolis Business Journal.   MORE...

CAP receives awards during 2012 AIA Kentucky/Indiana Annual Convention  11/06/2012      Winning a 2012 Design Slam award, the Walter S. Blackburn award, a Gold Medal award, two Young Architect awards, and a 2012 Design Firm of the Year award isn't half bad. MORE. . .

CAP associate professor of practice receives Indiana APA group's highest honor 05/15/2012  Bruce Race, an associate professor of practice with the College of Architecture and Planning, has won the highest award bestowed by the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. MORE...

CAP Faculty and Alumni participate in “Couched Constructions” 03/13/2012
CAP Faculty and Alumni participate in Indianapolis exhibit that explores sustainability of everyday items and challenges the viewer to rethink the purposefulness of standard objects. MORE...

Associate Professor of Practice at CAP nationally recognized 02/28/2012
Associate Professor of Practice Bruce A. Race has been selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). MORE...

Historic Preservation students celebrate renovation of 20th Century Flats 02/22/2012
MSHP student work leads to renovation of historic building slated for demolition by the City of Muncie after decades of vacancy, neglect, fires, and leaks. MORE... 

CAP leads team competing in 2013 Solar Decathlon 02/06/2012
Ball State University students will work with their peers from the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky to build the nation's best solar-powered house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. MORE...

Daas receives distinguished professor award 01/06/2012
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has chosen Professor Mahesh Daas, chair of the Department of Architecture, to receive the 2011-12 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award. MORE...

Student team wins award in Historic American Landscape Survey Challenge 10/24/2011
A Ball State team of faculty and students was awarded second place in the 2011 Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) Challenge: Landscapes of Diversity. The Ball State Team, populated mainly by students of the Department of Landscape Architecture, was the only student winning team in competition with professionals holding outstanding credentials. MORE...

CAP graduate students win 2011 USGBC multifamily midrise design competition 09/28/2011
Architecture graduate students Michela Cupello and Wes Stabs, who together make up MCWS, won the U.S. Green Building Council Multifamily Midrise Design Competition sponsored by Autodesk. MORE...

Landscape architecture student wins 2011 ASLA Student Award 09/13/2011
Dane Carlson, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program, won an honor award in the General Design Category of the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) student awards. MORE...

CAP student named university trustee 08/29/2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has named Michael T. Miller, an architecture and political science major from Elkhart, Ind., to a two-year term as the new student representative on the Board of Trustees. MORE...


New Life for a Former EyesoreBall State landscape architecture students are getting their hands dirty and going off campus as part of an immersive learning experience in which they transform a blighted industrial area into a new community-oriented green space. MORE...

CAPAsia students plan facelift for Chharanagar
Fifteen Ball State students under the direction of Professor of Urban Planning Nihal Perera work on community planning project in India. MORE...

Landscape architecture student named Rhodes Scholarship finalist
Student Abigail Shemoel tries to become the first-ever Rhodes Scholar from Ball State. MORE...

Master of architecture virtual tour
CAP's master of architecture program held the college's first live, online virtual advising session for prospective students around the nation to learn about the program. Register to view an archive of the online tour.

Construction exec offers synergy as students rethink Venice's transportation hub
Robert Hunt returns to campus as an executive-in-residence to work with a multidisciplinary student team led by architecture professor Michele Chuini on a landmark transportation design in Venice. MORE...

Innovative course has students rehabbing houses, fighting blight
CAP students spending semester studying ecologically sound and sustainable rehab of existing homes. MORE...

CAP receives distinction for commitment to social justice
Ball State was named among six universities committed to social justice in the December 2009 issue of Architect Magazine. MORE...

CAP: Indianapolis Center earns 2010 National Planning Excellence Award
CAP:IC and the City of Indianapolis have been honored with a national planning award from the American Planning Association. MORE...

Landscape architecture program receives highest distinction
The landscape architecture program was recognized as a "world-class" program by Design Intelligence, joining the ranks of Harvard and Cornell. MORE...

Dressing up downtown Noblesville
Two years ago, city leaders approached Ball State to establish guidelines for the façade program. Ball State students, working through the university's Center for Historic Preservation, researched similar rehabilitation grant programs across the country, identified successes as well as potential downfalls and made recommendations for Noblesville's grant program. MORE...

'World-class' accolades for the College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State's architecture program has been named a world-class program by Design Intelligence. MORE...

Indianapolis Center Recognized for Design Guidelines Project
CAP's longstanding commitment to Indiana communities was again recognized by the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. MORE... 
 
Ball State, architecture professionals to examine transit investment, Indianapolis' future
The CAP Indianapolis Center is working with a team from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on the development of a Smart Growth Redevelopment District on the north side of Indianapolis. MORE...
 
Immersive Learning
Architecture students design affordable homes to fit a historic neighborhood. MORE...