The Muncie Makes Lab sits at 628 S. Walnut St. Students from the College of Architecture and Planning are renovating the building in downtown Muncie. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
CAP students renovate downtown building
Muncie Makes Lab provides link between campus and city
The Muncie Makes Lab will have its grand opening at 5 p.m. for the First Thursday Gallery Walk.
Muncie Makes, located downtown at 628 S. Walnut St., will show artwork, such as napkin sketches, from a few Ball State students from the College of Architecture and Planning.
The lab itself is part of a renovation process of the former Muncie Urban Design Studio, which was a connection between the CAP and the Muncie community before it fell into disuse.
Andrea Swartz, an associate professor of architecture at Ball State, is leading the renovation project as part of an independent course in the architecture department. Students who are in ARCH 490 have been the main workers on the project since the beginning of the semester.
“The students have been fantastic,” Swartz said. “I told them it would be a slow journey, and they didn’t shy away from that. They’ve stuck with it.”
All of the 12 students working on the project are architecture, urban planning or landscape majors, representing all three disciplines within CAP.
Check out the Thursday edition of The Ball State Daily News for a full story on the Muncie Makes Lab.