November 29, 2013
Carol Street, an archivist at Ball State University's College of Architecture, explained, "Edward Pierre was no mere architect." Street, who oversees the drawings and documents archive, describes Pierre as one of the state's greatest designers and urban planners. She calls the Pierre Wright collection, (architect George Wright was Pierre's long-time business partner) one of her best in the collection. "They built so much of the city's important architecture when Indianapolis was really coming into its own, with building stock and businesses."
November 9, 2013
BSU instructor photographs every state courthouse and sees Delaware County building as a victim of 1960s architecture.
October 18, 2013
Our lives can be viewed as a sequence of encounters, some of them remarkable and memorable. When we look back on those encounters, we find they are frequently associated with places that created, supported or enhanced the significance of those experiences.
September 24, 2013
It was a large patch of grass. The keyword here is was. An area behind the TRC Head Start building is being transformed into an outdoor learning area for little explorers, with the help of some Ball State University architecture students.
August 23, 2013
A solar-powered demonstration house will be open to the public tomorrow (Aug. 24) at the University of Louisville. A team of students from three universities has built the house to compete in an international competition. In a nearly empty lot off Third Street, students are sawing, hammering, and putting the finishing touches on a two-bedroom house. This house is the region’s contribution to this year’s Solar Decathlon competition…a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will send 20 collegiate teams from around the world—and their houses—to California next month for judging. The house under construction in Louisville was designed, engineered and built largely by students from the U of L, University of Kentucky and Ball State.
April 11, 2013
Designer Furniture for the Center for Media Design
“i.M.A.D.E designed, fabricated, and installed custom machined plywood and aluminum work pods for the Center for Media Design unit at Ball State University. Designed primarily in Rhino and Grasshopper, the geometries are informed from a zero-waste strategy of cutting small undulating strips from full plywood sheets, eliminating plywood off-cut waste. This “slice and dice” fabrication method reinforces the natural properties and aesthetic of plywood striations, while creating gradient effects of varying thickness and porosity, that change dynamically over time, lighting conditions, and vantage point.”
April 2, 2013
Brave New Burbs: Indy's Outlying Areas Are Booming
Ball State’s Beaubien says. A healthy city has to have healthy suburbs—it’s not one or the other. And the more choices a region provides, the better. “It’s the equivalent of a community only having a Ford dealership,” he says. “If someone wants a Toyota, they’re going to have to go somewhere else.
November 19, 2012
Ball State students' work wins awards
For the second year in a row, a project located in Haiti and executed by a class of Ball State architecture and landscape architecture students has been recognized in the 2012 Honor Awards Program sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). In addition, four students from the same class earned a third-place award in the 2012 (New) Concrete Unit Design Competition sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and funded through the Indiana Concrete Masonry Association (ICMA).