The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University

The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University

September 27–December 21, 2018

The centennial anniversary brings to light the power of place in shaping the university environment and the student experience. 

Organized in partnership with The David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University Libraries, and the College of Architecture and Planning

Upcoming Events
4 p.m.
Image of Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP.“Trading Brand for Influence” is the title of Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk’s Oct. 18 lecture which will explain the influence of regional context on the design of urban space and buildings. History, culture, climate, and adaptation to climate change all figure into the equation. The lecture will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in AB 100. It is sponsored by the Department of Urban Planning. Urban planners are communicators, problem solvers, and community organizers. They envision ways to improve the quality of life, preserve the environment, transport people, design neighborhoods, and encourage economic development. Stop by the office in AB 327 anytime to learn more about the profession. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
4 p.m.
Jeff BergJeff Berg is the Senior Digital Designer for Arup, an international urban planning, design and architecture firm. At Arup, he currently serves as the Americas Software Tools and Application Development Skills Leader where he has developed his own custom software tootles for urban planning. Join us as Jeff shares his unique experiences, sharing how to interpret data driven design, examine the engagement of the environment as an interaction, recognize systemic and physical transformation of traditional user interface paradigms, and assess the effects of ethical, cultural, societal and environmental impact on the Master Planning process. AIA and LA CES approved for 1 CEU.
2:30 p.m.
Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry GelfandCollaborative intermedia artists, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, have exhibited in our Engaging Technology II exhibition at BSU’s DOMA and also performed in our Charles Brown Planetarium. Having dismissed the use of recording and fixative media, Domnitch and Gelfand’s installations exist as ever-transforming phenomena offered for observation. Because these rarely seen phenomena take place directly in front of the observer without being intermediated, they often serve to vastly extend the observer’s sensory envelope. The immediacy of this experience allows the observer to transcend the illusory distinction between scientific discovery and perceptual expansion.
12 p.m.
Material TalksMaterial Talks at Lunch with William Baker Company | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects.
4 p.m.
Jonathan Kurtz ArchitectsJonathan Kurtz, AIA, is founder and principal of JKURTZ Architects.Kurtz is the recipient of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award and BD+C 40 under 40. He is an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios. He has served as guest critic at Harvard, Ohio State, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn State, Detroit Mercy, and has acted as design juror for multiple State AIA and ASLA Awards programs. Jonathan holds a Master of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and a B. Arch with Honors from Kent State University where he received the Architecture Prize for design excellence. Sharing an overview of recent buildings and projects, Kurtz will speak about the process and approach to producing his work, how each project contributes to the focus of his practice, and his thoughts on professional practice as it relates to differing scales of collaboration and culture. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
4 p.m.
Julia Robinson, FAIADr. Julia Williams Robinson, FAIA, a registered architect with a background in anthropology, is an international expert on issues relating to housing and architecture. A Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, she received her PhD from Delft Technical University. Among her numerous publications, her book, Institution & Home: Architecture as a Cultural Medium (Techne Press, 2006) details the complex tensions between institutional and home environments when designing housing for people with special needs. Her newest book, Complex Housing: Designing for Density (Routledge, 2018)1) analyzes a particular innovative form of housing with higher densities that mix diverse uses, housing types, and income levels, 2) develops design principles and 3) discusses the implications for replicating complex housing elsewhere.Between 1990 and 2010 (The VINEX period) the Dutch developed housing projects that were integral to their neighborhood; were dens; included many housing types and life styles; and incorporated rent and purchase, mixed use and mixed income. The lecture explores why this happened in the Netherlands, what are the characteristics of complex housing (using a typological approach), and how -under what conditions- it might be employed elsewhere. Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES.
4 p.m.
Professor of Geography, Wing Shing Tang from Hong Kong Baptist University will introduce and analyze the working of Hong Kong’s land (re)development regime produced by the British colonial regime. He will do so by analyzing the redevelopment of the Wedding Card Street. The event received publicity across the world as the exemplar of people’s resistance to urban redevelopment.
4 p.m.
Nick WatkinsNicholas Watkins, Ph.D., Architecture, Performance Analytics Manager, Gensler Research Institute, New York is set to speak on the topic: Energizing next-generation spaces through research: a collaborative process between Gensler Research Institute and Ball State.
4 p.m.
Image of Gina FordSave the date to hear Gina Ford, PLA, FASLA. Co-founder and Principal of Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge, MA. Gina Ford is a landscape architect, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice are a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture via thought leadership, teaching, writing and lecturing. Her work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects, among others. She is on the board of directors for the Cultural Landscape Foundation and was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship and Wellesley College’s Shaw Fellowship.
4 p.m.
Image of Jack CarsonJack Carson, President of Carson Design Associates, Texas, will speak on How Technology is Enhancing the Design Process. As the President of Carson Design Associates’ Texas offices, Jack plays an active role in projects, while providing the high-level direction setting that has helped the firm become an industry leader in thoughtful, cutting-edge design.Since founding the company in Carmel, Indiana in 1991, Carson Design Associates has expanded their services to include interior design, architecture, facilities management support, systems furniture planning and specification, and building information modeling (BIM). Jack received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Environmental Design from Ball State University. After graduating, he worked at a series of firms, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. This inspired him to open Carson Design Associates, where he could build upon those strengths.
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).
8 a.m.
Register for the DesignWorks Summer Academy! Fascination with architecture and environmental design can start at a very young age—even in grade school, as any kid who likes 3-D puzzles, building toys, or working in the garden will tell you. But where can a student approaching college age have an opportunity to really explore the fields and see how they feel as career possibilities?There’s no better place than the DesignWorks Summer Academy offered by Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning (CAP).