Prefessor Deeg teaching students during a charette Ball State is pleased to partner with Project Lead the Way, a national non-profit dedicated to teaching technical skills, problem-solving, and communication skills to high schoolers. Just like Ball State students, PLTW students are known for thinking big and tackling real-world challenges. Ball State instructors passionate about the built environment look forward to engaging with high schoolers through this new partnership.

Our first event is a unique architectural design experience on Saturday, Nov. 18, titled “Interactive City.” The hands-on design workshop will introduce Project Lead the Way students to foundational concepts of the design and build process, provide access to architecture professionals, and culminate with a finished project installed at the City Market in Indianapolis. The students’ efforts will engage the local community in helping to activate public space and transform the downtown environment.

Interactive City Design Day – Session 1 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Lunch will be provided. The result from this day will be a collaboratively designed sculptural project for the Conurbation Market area.

A follow-up session in which the design will be constructed and installed will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Both sessions will take place in downtown Indianapolis at the CAP: INDY Connector, located in The Platform at 202 E. Market St. The Platform building is attached to the west side of the City Market, across from the City-County Building.

Interested high school students should reserve their spot by contacting Lori Pence at lpence@bsu.edu by Nov. 10.