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 and alumni passionate about the built environment look forward to engaging with high schoolers through this new partnership.

This event is a unique architectural design experience on Saturday, April 14 titled “Interactive City: The Build.” 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: The Build–Session 2 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 14. Lunch will be provided. The result from this day will be a collaboratively designed and built sculptural project for the City Market area.

This session 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 April 6.

Professor Joe Blalock with high school students participating in CAP's Project Lead the Way session, Interactive City Design in November 2018.