Joe Blalock

Joe Blalock

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-4258

Room:AB 333


Bio

Joe Blalock is a Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, practicing artist and educator. He is currently an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University.

He graduated with his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University and with his Master of Urban Design from Pratt Institute in New York City.

His areas of scholarship include: Urban Design and Place-making, Design Communications, and Creativity and Personal Development.

Education

  • (1995) Masters of Science in Urban Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • (1992) Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
    Off Campus Semester in Genoa, Italy (August - December 1991)
  • (1987-1989) Architecture Major, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Professional Registration

  • Registered Landscape Architect, State of Indiana - #LA10100145
  • Registered landscape Architect, State of Connecticut - #808 (inactive)
  • Registered Landscape Architect, State of South Carolina - #699 (inactive)
  • CLARB Certification - #1291 (inactive)

Professional Academic Experience

  • (2008-Present) Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, Muncie, IN
  • (2021-Present) Executive Director – CAP Indianapolis Center
  • (2019-2020) Graduate Program Director – Master of Urban Design
  • (2015-2018) Department Chair and Irving Distinguished Professor
  • (1999-2008) Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, Muncie, IN
  • (1998-1999) Lecturer of Landscape Architecture, Clemson University, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Clemson, SC

Professional Practice Experience

  • (2003-Present) Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Blalock Design Studio / The EDEN Workshop, Muncie, IN
  • (1998-1999) Landscape Architect, William Renninger Associates, Greenville, SC
  • (1994-1998) Landscape Architect, Landscape Architectural Design Associates, P.C., Simsbury, CT

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Member, American Planning Association
  • Member, Allied Professional, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, National Organization of Minority Architects

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Urban Design and placemaking
  • Visual communication
  • Creativity and Personal Development
  • Pedestrian and Cycling Issues
  • African American Landscapes

Recent Research and Publications (Select)

  • Tactical Urbanism Now!, International Design Competition (Peer-reviewed) (2020)
  • “Open Space: Art About The Land”, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana; Henry County Art Center, New Castle, Indiana; Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana (Peer-reviewed) (September 2018 - January 2019)
  • Urban Landscapes, A Three Person Show, Hoosier Salon Carmel Gallery (Peer-reviewed and invited) (April 2015)
  • Hoosier Salon Annual Show, Mixed-media Drawing, Indianapolis, Indiana (Peer-reviewed) (May-August 2014)
  • Hoosier Salon Annual Traveling Show, Mixed-media Drawing, Marion and Wabash, Indiana (Peer-reviewed) (September - December 2014)
  • Design Communications Association Annual Show, Atlanta, Georgia, Drawing (Peer-reviewed) (October 2014)
  • “White River Sketches”, Solo Show of Paintings, Vecino's Coffee Gallery, Muncie, Indiana October (2011)
  • Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show, 2 Paintings displayed, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana (Peer-reviewed) (January 2011 – May 2011)
  • “Open Space: Art About The Land”, 3 Paintings displayed at Three Galleries: Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana; Henry County Art Center, New Castle, Indiana; Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana (Peer-reviewed) (December 2010 - January 2011)
  • The American Grand Tour Technologies: Wiki and Google Earth integration for investigating place, Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Meeting (April 2009)
  • “A survey of historical writings about the removal of Seneca Village from Central Park and the loss of this African-American community”, Poster Presentation, National Council of Public History Annual Meeting (Peer-reviewed) (2008)
  • “Augmented Reality Applications for Environmental Designers”, Virtual Reality: Concepts and Applications, ICFAI Press, (2007/2008)
  • “LEED Application in Site Planning”, Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Wiley Press (2006)
  • “Augmented Reality Applications for Environmental Designers”, ED_MEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications 2006, (Peer-reviewed) “Outstanding Poster Award”
  • Landscape and Space, An interdisciplinary Faculty Art Show, Taylor University, Spring 2005. Co-curated with Prof. Larry Blakely (Taylor)
  • Have We Embraced Design Computing? Roundtable Discussion, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (October 2004)(Peer-reviewed)
  • The Digital High End: The missing third dimension, Presentation, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (October 2004) (Peer-reviewed)
  • “Make way for the Park: The removal of Seneca Village from Central Park and the loss of this African-American community.”, Race/ Ethnicity and Place Conference, American Association of Geographers, Howard University, Washington D.C., (September 2004)(Peer-reviewed)
  • “Frederick Law Olmsted - Destroyer of Community?: The removal of Seneca Village, An African-American community, from Central Park”, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) International Annual Meeting 2003, Charleston, SC (Peer-reviewed)
  • “Real world/ virtual presentations: Comparing different web-based 4D presentation techniques of the built environment”, Landscape Modeling, Digital techniques for Landscape Architecture International Conference, Anhalt University / Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany (May 2003) (Peer-reviewed)
  • “Serial Vision: Movie Making in Landscape Architecture” Virtuality in Landscape Architecture International Conference, Bernberg, Germany, Hosted by Anhalt University, Paper Presentation (May 2001) (Peer-reviewed)
  • High Tech/Low Tech Process and Exploration in Technology, Poster Presentation, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) International Annual Meeting 2000, Guelph, ONT. Canada, (Peer-reviewed)
  • Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers 2001, two Article entries, Sir Joseph Paxton and Victory Gardens

Professional Social Media


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
UD Communications 1 561 890 1400 - 1515 T R