You will experience opportunity after opportunity to engage in meaningful, leading research alongside peers, expert faculty, and—at times—community partners. Our research is advancing our fields and adding value to the world. We’re here to help you identify research that aligns with your passions and career focus.

Here are some themes of our research:

  • Affordable housing
  • Urban and suburban growth planning
  • Economic revitalization
  • Transportation
  • Land use challenges
  • Historic preservation
  • Energy efficiency

Centers and Labs Dedicated to Advancing Indiana

Much of the research you will participate in happens within these centers and labs. They provide Indiana communities with low- or no-cost expertise, while offering you with excellent opportunities for real-world experience:

CAP faculty publications

Review abstracts or read full articles written by CAP faculty about the latest theories and issues affecting the built world, design, and environmental, economic, and social considerations. Journal archives.

Drawings and Documents Archive

This extensive archive features more than 100,000 drawings and renderings by practitioners across Indiana, some from present day and others as old as the late 19th Century. The archive also features:

  • Records about Indiana’s historic sites, structures, and districts.
  • Biographical information about Hoosier’ leading architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and builders.
  • Photographs and business records of more than 40 Indiana firms and agencies.
  • Reference materials used throughout history of the professional practice.
  • Maps, atlases, and aerial photographs.
  • Professional equipment, tools, and trade catalogues.
  • Drawings and specifications related to Ball State University.

Learn more about community projects.