Robert Baas

Robert Baas

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Phone:765-285-1984

Fax:765-285-1983

Room:AB 226


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
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Creative Project 698 62 0000 - 0000
Environmental System 270 2 1100 - 1150 M W F AB, room 210
Regional Landscape D 401 1 1300 - 1650 M W F AB, room 216
Creative Project 698 61 0000 - 0000
Regional Landscape D 401 2 1300 - 1650 M W F AB, room 216