Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Robert Baas is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball
State University. He teaches courses on Historic Landscape Preservation,
Environmental Systems and Regional Landscape Design with an added emphasis on
Geographical Information Survey (GIS).
Baas holds a MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a BLA from Ball
Baas’ current work focuses on historic hay press barns and
their documentation. He has been
published for multiple projects including “Concrete in the Steel City” and “The
Optimist: Baseball Themes in Bert Grimswold’s Fort Wayne Editorial Cartoons” in
the Journal of Baseball History and Culture.
Robert has been awarded an Outstanding Preservation Award from Indiana
Landmarks for the Furnas Mill Iron Bridge and another Outstanding Preservation
Award from Indiana Landmarks for the Cataract Covered Bridge. Baas has also aided Ball State University
Students in creating Historic American Landscape Survey drawings for the annual
MS University of Wisconsin, 1996
BLA Ball State University, 1988
Environmental and Natural Systems
Regional Planning, GIS
Historic Landascape Preservation
Publications and Activities:
“Concrete in the Steel City.” VAF Paper Presentation. Washington DC
“The Optimist: Baseball Themes in Bert Grimswold’s Fort Wayne Editorial Cartoons” Journal of Basebal History and Culture. U. of Nebraska Press. 2008
Outstanding Preservation Award from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana for Furnas Mill Iron Bridge. 2007.
Outstanding Preservation Award from Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana for Cataract Covered Bridge. 2007.