Prof. Lucas Brown (REED) and students at Ball State University won a merit award for a new building with a construction cost less than $5 million from the American Institute of Architects Indianapolis chapter. Lucas, associate Tim Gray, and his students designed and built “GRID Farm: In Support of Urban Farming and Community Education” in conjunction with the Ball State University Department of Architecture. According to the citation: “The end design was unique, well-thought out with careful attention to details and constructability. The involvement of students is key to the project’s success in being an educational model and site for continued learning. The goal of the project is key toward food security, climate action, and community building for the underserved.” Lucas is on sabbatical from GMC for the 2014-15 academic year. See a photo of the project here.
/ / GMC Prof. Lucas Brown earns merit award