April 11, 2013
“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.”
February 4, 2013
Rising gas prices over the coming decade may make public transportation significantly more attractive to Hoosiers, say three new reports from Ball State University.
January 22, 2013
The Studebaker East Residence Hall at Ball State University opened this year. This project involved stripping the existing building down to only its structural frame and rebuilding a new facility around it. The 8-story building includes a chilled beam mechanical system that is connected to the campus geothermal loop, making it one of the most energy-efficient buildings on campus. The project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
December 2, 2012
Environmentally, wind is also a comparatively clean alternative to generating electricity with fossil fuels, said Scott Rice-Snow, a geological sciences professor at Ball State. And that's true for much of the wind industry, said Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State. While it might still be viable to use existing turbines, "if the incentives went away, it might mean we see less new or future investment," he said.
Note: This story originated with the Anderson Herald-Bulletin and distributed by Associated Press. The Indianapolis Business Journal also posted it.
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).