Students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning worked on the Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden, building a pavilion, outdoor kitchen, play pockets, and a learning wall as part of their immersive learning experience during the Fall 2017 semester.

Our programs are embedded and deeply invested in our neighbors, conducting a range of meaningful outreach and research throughout Indiana and beyond. Our belief in hands-on, problem-focused learning guides these citizen participation and neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Want to partner with us? We offer low- to no-cost assistance for businesses, nonprofits, neighborhoods, and communities with qualifying research and community-engagement projects. Let’s discuss the possibilities.

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Student works on Home Rehab


We’ve tackled hundreds of projects from economic revitalization to historic preservation. Learn more.

CAP Student Research


Our world-renowned faculty conduct research, offer technical assistance, and stage charrettes. Learn more.

Our Labs

Student in Digital Simulation Lab

Digital Simulation Lab

Create stereoscopic 3-D design presentations that our business partners use for thermal, solar, environmental, acoustical, orstructural simulations of proposed construction projects. Learn more.

Student in IDIA Lab

Institute for Digital and Intermedia Arts (IDIA Lab)

Investigate the intersection of the arts, science, and technology through virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interface, mobile apps, and visualization and 3-D simulation. Learn more.