Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of written works pertaining to landscape and community development research written between 1982 and 2001. Work pertains primarily to land use in Muncie, Indiana.
- Landplus West (Architect, Organization)
- Ball State University. College of Architecture and Planning (Organization)
- Minnetrista Cultural Center (Muncie, Ind.) (Organization)
- Oakhurst Gardens (Organization)
- Claire Bennett Associates (Organization)
- Rundell Ernstberger Associates, LLC (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection entirely in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Drawings and Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.
Dave Ferguson was born on June 23, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Elkhart High School in Elkhart, Indiana, Ferguson enrolled in Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), where the faculty (particularly John Russell) inspired him to get involved with landscape architecture. He developed a fascination for how the entirety of a project interacts with an area’s ecology. His interests are reflected in his choice of bachelor's degrees—one in landscape architecture and one in environmental design. After graduation, Ferguson worked in private practice for eight years and completed his master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
In 1988, Ferguson returned to Ball State University to teach in the Department of Landscape Architecture. He currently serves as the dean for Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, having had several prior administrative experiences at Ball State, including vice president for Emerging Media and executive director of the Center for Media Design. Ferguson has been an instrumental player in rekindling connections between CAP and its alumni, and he has spearheaded multiple CAP initiatives. He also has a heart for community outreach and helped found the Cardinal Greenway of Muncie, Indiana.
1 Cubic Feet (1 MSS Box)
The Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001 is arranged chronologically.
The Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001 was received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Dave Ferguson.
Additions are expected.
“David Ferguson.” LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ferguson-13512a6. Accessed 8 July 2019.
Ferguson, David. Personal interview. 17 July 2019.
Collection processing completed. EAD finding aid completed 2019/07/08 by Leah Heim and revised 2019/07/19 by Rebecca Torsell.
- Architecture Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture--Indiana Subject Source: Local sources
- Ball State University. College of Architecture and Planning Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Landscape architecture Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sustainability Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dave Ferguson Collection of Landscape and Community Development Reports, 1982-2001
- Created by Leah Heim; revised by Rebecca Torsell
- Created 2019/07/08; revised 2019/07/19
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Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA