Ball State University College of Architecture & Planning | CAP

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State prides itself on being a student-centered, community- engaged, and sustainability focused public research university. Ball State transforms entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at Ball State University comprises four departments:

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Construction Management/Interior Design.

Over the five semesters of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Build Challenge, CAP’s interdisciplinary team of approximately 100 undergraduate/graduate students will collaborate with residents in the Near East-side neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Indiana, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC), industry sponsors, and professional partners to:

  • Restore residential neighborhoods with prototypes for vacant urban lot infill housing.
  • Provide affordable, two-family housing units integrated into a walkable community.
  • Create a two-family (duplex) housing typology that is high performance and a net positive energy building.

CAP: Indy

CAP: Indy is dedicated to social and ecological responsibility, building meaningful partnerships, and preservation, planning, and design, as accomplished through the interdisciplinary collaboration of students, faculty mentors, professionals, and the community.

Solar Decathlon Participants