Leading the Way in Community Engagement and Sustainability: College of Architecture and Planning

Hi I’m Dave Ferguson Dean of Ball State
University’s College of Architecture and Planning. As Ball State celebrates the
Centennial I applaud the College of Architecture and Planning role in the
University’s proud past and I am optimistic about his bright future. CAP
leads the way in community engagement and sustainability and it has strong
ties to prestigious firms and accomplished professionals worldwide.
Ball State is home to Indiana’s only state assisted architecture college and
is one of the largest in the country. Ball State graduates have changed the
face of Indiana they are in nearly every major firm in Indiana often in executive
positions. Ball State Alumni make an impact in communities throughout the
United States and around the world. As the climate changes Ball State graduates
are learning to adapt the design and construction of buildings and plant
communities that can resist and recover from natural disasters. At Ball State we
empower students with passion and purpose. In the College of Architecture
and Planning students use basic design principles, they act on solid information,
and they interpret it creatively, then they craft new innovative solutions. CAP
students are professionally prepared, creatively curious, globally aware, and
locally engaged because they learn to think independently and become leaders
who solve problems for a lifetime. Ball State’s values excellence, integrity,
innovation, courage, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and gratitude are
demonstrated daily in the family-like atmosphere of the College of
Architecture and Planning. We treat each other respectfully and we are grateful
for each other and our rich environment. As Ball State is poised to fly into its
second century our students will learn more than just how to use the latest
technology to design, build, construct, and plan, they will learn how to apply design
thinking to create professions that may not yet exist to better serve their
neighbors near and far. Visit bsu.edu/100 to celebrate with us.

Michael Martin

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