BSU Center for Civic Design Opens

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Ball State University’s Center for Civic Design has begun operating from its new location at the former Angie’s List campus near downtown Indianapolis. The center offers design, planning and visioning support to neighborhoods, community organizations, and civic leaders statewide.

Ball State CAP: INDY made the move to what is now known as Elevator Hill last month and houses the university’s master of architecture and master of urban design programs. 

Leaders at CCD are currently working with the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside to create designs, 3D renderings and animations of a large community space at 38th Street and Post Road. 

The center has also partnered with Steadfast Indiana to help provide homes for veterans in need by redeveloping an abandoned mobile home park in Indianapolis into a community for veterans.

CAP’s programs include the planning of cities, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, architecture and construction management.

“Ball State’s Center for Civic Design mutually benefits our University and our neighbors, including the city of Indianapolis,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “Our students receive an excellent education and serve their neighbors in an urban environment. Our partners have access to the expertise and resources of one of the largest and most comprehensive environmental design colleges in the country.”

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