Topic: College of Architecture and Planning
July 9, 2019
With an open concept, plentiful white boards, and more, the new home of Ball State CAP: INDY provides a collaborative workspace for students.
In August, Ball State CAP: INDY will have a new home: 25 North Pine Street on the former Angie’s List campus on the Washington Street corridor.
“This move is a reflection of our University’s commitment to the city of Indianapolis,” said Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball State’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Ball State University and Indianapolis mutually benefit. Our students will receive an excellent education and serve their neighbors in an urban environment. Our partners in Indianapolis will have access to the expertise and resources of one of the most comprehensive and largest environmental design colleges in the country. I look forward to this next chapter for CAP: INDY and the innovation it will bring.”
In recent years, Ball State CAP: INDY, part of the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, has grown to require more space than the former Ball State Indianapolis Center at Meridian and Maryland streets and lately the Platform at City Market could offer, said Dave Ferguson, dean of Estopinal College. Ball State recently signed a one-year renewable lease for the new site.
“The Pine Street location offers the space, technology, and configuration Ball State CAP: INDY needs,” Ferguson said.
Ball State CAP: INDY’s new home will serve students in the master of architecture and master of urban design programs. In the future, Estopinal College, in partnership with other Ball State colleges, may provide additional academic opportunities for students. CAP: INDY will also host meetings and events for professional partners such as The American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, and American Society of Landscape Architects. In addition, this space will house the new Center for Civic Design, which will expand on Estopinal College’s existing community engagement with the city of Indianapolis, its neighborhoods, and beyond.
Estopinal College’s programs include a full range of disciplines — the planning of cities, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, architecture, and construction management.