Lohren Deeg
Lohren Deeg
Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Curriculum Vitae


Room:AB 306


Lohren Deeg is an associate professor of urban planning with 20 years’ experience teaching and 25 years’ experience with community charrettes. He is an award-winning illustrator known for his advocacy of bicycling and public transit and his love of travel. He teaches studio classes and design communications courses and maintains a small illustration practice as a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators with clients across the architecture, urban design, and planning disciplines.


  • (2004) Master of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
  • (1999) Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Urban and town design
  • Visual communication
  • Representation and delineation
  • Site/master planning
  • Street-scape elements
  • Greenways and trails
  • Urban theory, history, social studies
  • Graphic layout and design
  • Urban photography
  • Applied informational technology in teaching and learning
  • Foundation level design thinking and teaching

Recent Research and Publications (select)

  • Metz, T., Tursky, R., Deeg, L. ‘Re-Design Teaching Design’. Architecture_MPS 18, 1 (2020): 1.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2020v18i1.001. Served as guest editor.
  • Deeg, L., Metz, T., Tursky, R. ‘Catena: Collaboration, Cohesion and Continuity in Design Thinking and
    Making’. Architecture_MPS 18, 1 (2020): 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2020v18i1.003.
  • Deeg, L. (N.D.) The Details of Placemaking: A Gallery of Ideas for Cities, Neighborhoods, and Towns.
    (Book proposal submitted March 2019.)
  • Motloch, J., Truex, S., Deeg, L., & Barber, G. (2018). Sustainable Living & Growing Centers as Energy-
    Water-Food-Nexus Management Catalysts. International Journal of Energy Water Food Nexus, 1(1), 1-6.
    Retrieved from http://www.ijewfn.org/index.php/ijewfn/article/view/1
  • Deeg, L., Burns, S., & Rotar, S. (2018). Engaging the Senses: The Communication of Heritage Through
    Narrative and Material Means
    (pp. 122-127). Territorio, vol 84. Milan, Italy: Planum.

Selected published illustrations and photographs

  • WNDU Channel 16 https://www.wndu.com/content/news/SB-Chocolate-Co-gets-grant-from-Indiana-
    Contributing illustrator, March 2019.
  • Morris, V. (ed.) (2018). ReCAP Fall 2018. BSU:CAP Alumni outreach newsletter, July 2018.
  • Muncie Star Press, First Thursday Arts Walk. Summer 2018.
  • VoyageChicago.com, Local Ramen to Warm Your Soul. Contributing photographer, July 2017.
  • Muncie Arts Plan, contributing photographer. Summer 2016.
  • Muncie Star Press, Muncie Journal, Renderings for CINTAS Building Maker Hub. Summer 2015.
  • Lezon, B. (2014). Do over, and over: Digital ideation is made easy on Morpholio Trace 2.0. Landscape
    Architecture Magazine, May 2014. Contributing illustrator.
  • Kelly, E. (2013). Working with Planning Consultants. Planning Advisory Service Report #573. American
    Planning Association, Chicago, Illinois. Contributing photographer.

Selected professional practice experience

  • Street sections and corridor typologies, Marvin Planning Consultants, David City NE. April 2021.
  • Renderings for “Ryan’s Place” project, Goshen, IN. ANCON Construction, Feb 2021.
  • Diagrams for stormwater mitigation, Marvin Planning Consultants, David City NE. July 2020.
  • Renderings for the Cheat River, Albright WV, Friends of the Cheat, Kingwood, WV. March 2020.
  • Site plan for “Montpelier Agriculture” project, Montpelier IN, Sustainable Communities Inst., Oct 2019.
  • Site plans for “Wakarusa Commons” project, Wakarusa IN, Sustainable Communities Inst., Aug-Oct 2019.
  • Master plan for “PAWS Campus” project, Albany IN, Sustainable Communities Inst., January 2020.
  • Master plan for “Gilbert Tiny Homes” project, Muncie IN, Sustainable Communities Inst., Nov 2019.
  • Rendering for “Ox Bow Park Nature Center” project, Elkhart, IN. ANCON Construction, Nov 2019.
  • Design concepts and renderings for Clarksburg WV, American Rivers, Washington, DC. March 2019.
  • Design concepts and renderings for Kittaning, PA, American Rivers, Washington, DC. July 2018.
  • Renderings for IU Health “Farmacy” project, Sustainable Communities Institute, March 2018.
  • Renderings for South Bend Chocolate Company, ANCON Construction, Goshen, Indiana. July 2017.
  • Mounds Greenway “Trailhead District at River Ridge”, site planning illustrations and conceptual graphics
    (with Sustainable Communities Inst.) Hoosier Environmental Council. November 2016.
  • Major League Baseball “Urban Farm Teams.

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