A master plan that envisions an iconic campus open space, establishes a circulation hierarchy, and unifies disparate spaces within the campus core
Ball State University commissioned REA to prepare a Master Plan for a new East Mall. The plan unifies fragmented spaces between buildings and organizes less-than-desirable pedestrian and vehicular routes. It also establishes a stronger connection between the academic and residential core of campus
and the restaurants and shops in the Village.
The plan includes the separation of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular systems that link student gathering spaces and activity destinations. The reordered circulation system reconfigures the Martin Street corridor, integrates the Muncie Arts & Culture Trail, and creates drop-off areas that accommodate larger vehicles. By establishing a circulation hierarchy, service traffic is reduced, and the campus core becomes more “user-friendly” for students.