Christopher Marlow

Christopher Marlow

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-1980

Fax:765-285-1983

Room:AB 231


Bio

Christopher Marlow is a tenured faculty member in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State. He is a licensed landscape architect with a BLA, MLA, and 25+ years in academia and professional practice. He has taught graduate and undergraduate students at every level in the department, primarily design studios and landscape engineering courses. His expertise and passions include site planning and design, landscape engineering (particularly landform design and water management), construction documentation (particularly the use of CAD), 3D modeling and landform visualization, and designing and making games in/for environmental design education. Originally from the Midwest, Chris grew up on a farm in rural west-central Illinois. In his spare time, he enjoys biking the Cardinal Greenway, hiking in state parks, walking his dogs, playing board games, listening to music, watching sports, and traveling with family. He stumbled onto landscape architecture after being inspired in high school by numerous landscape improvement and maintenance projects completed for numerous area farmers. Chris has long believed there is no nobler profession/discipline than landscape architecture, and no career more rewarding than teaching.

Education

  • (2001) Master of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
  • (1994) Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA.

Professional Registration:

Landscape Architect, IN, USA | License #LA20800003

Professional Experience

  • (2004-Present) Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.
  • (2001-2004) Assistant Professor, School of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  • (1995-1997, 2000-2001) Site Planner, Flad & Associates, Architecture-Engineering-Planning-Interiors, Madison, WI, US

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) in landscape architecture
  • Sustainable landscape engineering (grading, stormwater, construction documentation)
  • Site/comprehensive design and the landscape design process
  • Designing and making games for landscape architecture and environmental design
  • Visualization of landforms and landscape structures

Grants and Awards

  • U.S. Professor of the Year [One of three nominees from Ball State University]. Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 2014.
  • Charles M. Sappenfield Award of Excellence [award]. Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning. 2012.
  • Marlow, C. and Hunt, M. 2010. “Video Games for Sustainability and Design.” Ball State University, Emerging Media Innovation Grant, $9,300.
  • Marlow, C. 2009. “Gaming & Landscape Architecture: Enriching Education and Perception.” Ball State University Provost’s Initiative – Immersive Learning Project Proposal, $18,500.
  • Marlow, C. 2005. “Visualizing the Designed & Engineered Landscape.” Ball State University, Creative Teaching Grant, $5,478.
  • Teacher of the Year [presented by the Student Chapter ASLA]. Louisiana State University, School of Landscape Architecture. 2004.
  • Member, Landscape Architecture Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha, 1994-p.

Recent Research and Publications

  • Marlow, C. 2021. “The Objects of Design: Making BIM Work for Landscape Architecture” [presentation]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, Online.
  • Marlow, C. 2019. “Engaging the Fight for BIM in Landscape Architecture” [presentation]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, UC-Davis, Sacramento, CA.
  • Marlow, C. and Ellery, P. 2018. “Integrating BIM into LA Education” [presentation]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, Virginia Tech University.
  • Marlow, C. 2015. “Space for Making…Games and Landscape” [Working Example Paper Presentation]. Games+Learning+Society 11.0 Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Marlow, C. 2015. “Make Games, Make a Difference: Pathways to Learning and Awareness” [presentation]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
  • Marlow, C. 2014. “Games in Design: Pathways to Learning” [presentation]. Faculty and Student Symposium, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University.
  • Marlow, C. 2013. “Don’t Just Play the Game” [lecture/presentation]. Charles M. Sappenfield Award of Excellence Lecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University.
  • Marlow, C. 2013. “Games + Making + Learning: Landscape Architecture Revealed” [presentation] Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, University of Texas-Austin.
  • Marlow, C. 2012. “Making Games for Environmental Design Education: Revealing Landscape Architecture” [Peer-Reviewed paper]. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, Vol.4, No.2 (April-June 2012).
  • Marlow, C. 2012. “Making Games for Environmental Design Education: Revealing Landscape Architecture” [Peer-Reviewed paper]. 6th European Conference on Games-Based Learning (Cork, Ireland).
  • Marlow, C. 2012. “Making Games for Environmental Design Education: Revealing Landscape Architecture” [presentation]. 6th European Conference on Games-Based Learning (Cork, Ireland).
  • Marlow, C. 2009. “Games & Learning in Landscape Architecture” [Peer-Reviewed Paper in Proceedings]. 10th International Conference on Information Technologies in Landscape Architecture – Digital Landscape Architecture 2009, Valletta, Malta.
  • Marlow, C. 2011. “Games & Play for Designers: Revealing Landscape Architecture” [presentation]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Site Design 201 1 1300 - 1650 M W F AB, room 217
Field Study 214 1 0000 - 0000
LA Engineering 4 414 1 0800 - 0915 T R AB, room 218
Masters Candidate 600 1 0000 - 0000