Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture
Dr. César Cruz is an architectural educator, phenomenologist, and historian. While at Ball State, he has taught Structural Systems 1 and 2, and the CAP First Year design studios and graphics courses. Before joining Ball State he taught architectural history and theory, building structures, and design as a graduate student teacher and adjunct faculty in Illinois and New Mexico. Dr. Cruz received his Doctorate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in August 2016.
Dr. Cruz’s pedagogy and research focus on architectural phenomenology in the classroom, in the design studio, and as it applies to architectural history. In his structure’s classroom he helps his students go beyond the numbers and calculations in order to develop an intuitive sense for building structures. In studio he espouses architectural design as place making. As for his architectural history projects, currently he is pursuing a historical/theoretical program through the subject of his doctoral dissertation, the German-Puerto Rican architect Heinrich “Henry” Klumb (1905-1984).