CAP Design Build Project - Flock

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James Kerestes
765-285-1932
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For the College of Architecture and Planning’s Centennial celebration, a student team has designed and built a creative architectural installation that reflects the collective diversity of the Muncie community.

“Flock” can be viewed during the downtown Arts Walk on May 2, 5–8 p.m., in the main hall of Madjax, 514 E. Jackson St. The installation will remain on display at Madjax through May 7. Then it will be moved to the northwest corner of Canan Commons in downtown Muncie for viewing May 10–12.

Ball State architecture majors Lauren Hunter and Katie Gordon created “Flock” through a class with architecture professor James Kerestes. Hunter is an undergraduate student, and Gordon is completing a graduate certificate in digital design and fabrication. They worked with the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership to arrange the installation.

Using digital technology and tools, the students developed the project through a series of small-scale models and material studies before fabricating and assembling the actual framing structure and foam modules that complete the installation.

The finished form is a cohesive object made up of many discrete parts, just as Muncie is a collective of cultural backgrounds that come together to form a community.

Times and Locations

  • May 2–7, 2019
    Madjax, 514 E. Jackson St., Muncie, Indiana
  • May 10–12, 2019
    Canan Commons, 100 block of E. Seymour St., Muncie, Indiana