As part of an initiative to develop a Master of Fine Arts program within the College of Fine Arts, Ball State University started a new art glass program in the fall of 2010.
The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass was envisioned to support that program and provide space for 30 undergraduates, 12 graduates, and up to three faculty members.
The new facility includes both hot and cold shops, kiln casting and mold making shops, an imaging lab, studio space for undergraduates, dedicated graduate student studios, and an exhibit area. The project is a free-standing structure which complements an existing conservation area on campus.
Designed to achieve LEED Certification, RATIO focused on reducing energy consumption. The project is the first new building on Ball State’s campus to utilize capacity from the nearly 3,000 geothermal wells that will ultimately supply more than 90% of the University’s heating and cooling needs.