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College programs, professor receive high marks from DesignIntelligence

Architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs highly ranked by DesignIntelligence, Professor of Landscape Architecture Malcolm Cairns among the “Most Admired Educators” in the discipline.

Students working at Ball State CAP: INDY

Ball State CAP: INDY and the Center for Civic Design

With an open concept, plentiful white boards, and more, the new home of Ball State CAP: INDY provides a collaborative workspace for students. Center for Civic Design helps communities envision possibilities.

Rendering of Project

Urban Design Students Help Tackle Veteran Homelessness

One of three possible designs for Victory Village, the above rendering features a central green space that encourages a sense of belonging among the veterans who will live there.

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Searching for Connections—For the Future of Education/Practice Partnerships

A recurring question about any professional school is “What is the primary goal of the education process?” Are universities supposed to equip students with a foundational knowledge of a profession or are they supposed to prepare a student for practice and exploration? Or, as most of us now practicing have learned to ask, “Is architecture an art or a business?”

CAP Partners with Top Design Firm on Chicago Stockyards Project

A team of students traveled to Chicago in February to meet with SmithGroup’s team and representatives of the Chicago Stockyards district. The stops included the iconic Union Stock Yard Gate, designated a National Historic Landmark.

New Center for Civic Design opens at Ball State CAP: INDY

Ball State University’s new Center for Civic Design (CCD) helps Indianapolis neighborhoods and other communities envision possibilities.

College of Architecture and Planning Prepares Tomorrow’s Problem-Solvers

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) is one of the most comprehensive and largest of its kind in the country. Its roughly 6,000 graduates serve their communities as architects, landscape architects, urban planners and designers, interior designers, historic preservationists, and construction managers.

Architecture Teams Sprint to Finals in DOE Race to Zero

Two teams of architecture students were finalists in the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero competition in Colorado this year. A rehab project with Muncie partners garnered a second-place win.

Immersive learning course designs 25 local houses

Twenty-five addresses — that’s how you can measure the impact of this class. Each of these addresses represents a house designed by Ball State students for nonprofits to support local residents.

CAP Lab Tests Impact of Room Design on Children With Autism

Inside a quiet room on the Ball State University campus, 5-year-old Camden wrinkles up his nose and frowns at the ceiling, looking for the source of a sudden noise. A few seconds later he’s back at play, seemingly untroubled, but on the other side of the darkened glass, autism researcher Shireen Kanakri closely watches the scene.

Plan to boost Waterloo taking shape

Graduate students in urban planning are studying ways to re-energize Waterloo’s downtown district. They began last month and will report their recommendations April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Waterloo town library.

CAP Students Design, Help Dig in to Enhance Community Garden

In the Thomas Park/Avondale neighborhood, where getting fresh produce can be a challenging and time-consuming venture, Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden has given residents access to fresh produce since 2003. 

Students Design, Build a Mobile Greenhouse to Help Urban Farm Flourish

Ball State architecture Professor Timothy Gray and 17 architecture students designed and built a mobile greenhouse to expand the growing season at an urban farm in Indianapolis.

CAP Students Rehab Houses, Turning Eyesores Into Fresh Starts

The Muncie housing nonprofit ecoREHAB offers architecture students hands-on experience and a chance to renew neighborhoods and help low-income residents.

Architecture Student Hopes to Make Her Passion a Career

Leonna Huddleston started drawing at age 5 by tracing coloring books with her brother at their home in Indianapolis. Now a freshman at Ball State University, she loves drawing so much, she does it in her free time. Eventually, she hopes to use her architecture major and business minor to start her own architectural firm, where she will design fashions and the building they’re designed in.

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Events and Activities

CAP Gallery


The CAP Gallery, located on the first floor of the Architecture Building, features inspirational exhibits. Learn more.

CAP Job Fair

Job Fair

Firms across the country showcase their companies during this two-day event. Learn more.

Interested in Other Campus Events or Alumni Activities?

Ball State Calendar    Alumni Calendar


ReCAP, the college's annual publication, features a roundup of the college's events and activities. Find PDFs below and via social media if you prefer an electronic version.

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