Ancon Construction recently served on a jury panel for the Masters of Architecture Thesis projects at Ball State University. Ancon architect Matthew VanSoest, M. Arch 2010 BSU, represented the firm and reviewed six projects on Monday April, 27th. The content stream or grouping of projects that VanSoest reviewed revolved around Culture Responsiveness – Learning from Place. “The 2015 Thesis project and their overarching design concepts were thoughtful and nicely detailed – all representing a wide array of design ideas that reflect current issues and response to place.”
“Serving on a jury provides a “yin-yang” relationship to all involved. The architecture profession not only critiques, participates, and actively engages students through dialogue during their last collegiate presentation but we as a profession also get a sense of design trends and cultural issues that students are responding through/thinking of for their designs and through their collegiate studies. It was a successful, enriching day for all,” commented VanSoest.
Image: Paul Desmond, M.Arch 2015 Thesis Project “CAPtivating Indy: Fostering Design Excellence and Architectural Education”