About the Alumni Awards

The College seeks to advance the disciplines and professions of architecture, construction management, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and urban planning. CAP’s alumni are critically important to realize this mission. The College’s alumni are found throughout the world in positions of prominence and leadership, addressing the resolution of societal needs through the design, construction, planning, and preservation of the physical environment. Through the CAP alumni awards program, the Executive Advisory Board and the College seek to recognize alumni who demonstrate outstanding professional success or achievement in their field of endeavor.

Sponsor

The College and the Executive Advisory Board administers the recognition program. This is a peer-reviewed awards program comprised of Executive Advisory Board committee members who will make the selections for all awards.

Alumni Awards

Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award

This award recognizes an Estopinal CAP graduate with 10 (or fewer) years of experience since receipt of their Ball State University degree. The G.O.L.D. Award is for important accomplishments or significant impact to either the design and construction industry, the built environment, their community, or society-at-large. Alternative career paths and accomplishments will be equally considered.

This award recognizes an Estopinal CAP graduate with 11–35 years of experience within either the design and construction industry, the built environment, their community, or society-at-large. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes consistent accomplishments and significant impact throughout their career. Alternative career paths and accomplishments will be equally considered.

This award recognizes an Estopinal CAP graduate with 36 (or more) years of experience, and who has spent their career within either the design and construction industry, the built environment, their community, or society-at-large. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes consistent accomplishments and significant impact over their entire career. Alternative career paths and accomplishments will be equally considered.

The Charles M. Sappenfield Award of Excellence is named in honor of the founding Dean of the College, under whose leadership opened its doors in the fall of 1966. This award is given to professors nominated by alumni and identified by CAP’s Executive Advisory Board in recognition of outstanding dedication, contribution and commitment to the education of the students at the College of Architecture and Planning. Nominees may be current or past CAP faculty.

Alumni Award Recipients

Nomination Process

Nominees must be a CAP alumnus and may be nominated by any other CAP alumnus, CAP faculty, design industry professional, or they may self-nominate.  An email is sent to alumni notifying them when nominations are open. If you are not receiving emails from our college, submit your information to the alumni directory.

Nominees will be notified in writing and asked to submit electronically a comprehensive summary of their professional accomplishments, letters of support, and a letter highlighting their professional contributions.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, January 6, 2023.

Submit a Nomination

Awards Dinner

The awards dinner is scheduled at the end of April.
In the event the university changes its policy for in-person activities or a conflict of events, we will notify our winners as soon as possible with an update.