Timothy Gray

Associate Professor


Timothy Gray serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University where he has taught since 2003, having taught previously at UC Berkeley, the California College of the Arts, and as an invited Professor at Dalhousie University in the summer of 2005.  Timothy’s subject areas include building design, sustainable design and building technology, and Timothy has pursued these interests with students on a number of large scale design-build projects.

In addition to teaching Timothy has an active practice which was established in 1995 and has completed a broad range projects for clients such as MTV Networks, Levi Strauss and Eli Lilly Corporation. The work of the firm has been recently recognized with an AIA Indianapolis Citation Award for Design Excellence and has been recognized with a “Phoenix Award” from the Environmental Protection Agency. Current projects include the Katz Residence, a innovative 5,600 sq. ft. home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, seeking to achieve LEED Platinum certification, and the Hotel Broad Ripple, a boutique hotel currently under construction in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Timothy’s work as faculty director of the “Straw Bale Eco Center”, a student designed and constructed zero carbon facility, was recognized with both a State of Indiana AIA Award for Design Excellence and an Award of Merit from the American Architectural Foundation in 2008, and was one of four recipients of the prestigious NCARB prize in 2009. Timothy was the recipient of the Ball State University “Outstanding Creative Endeavour Award” in 2008; the first member of his College to be so recognized.

Research interests include building to learn as well as using site specific installations as a mode of architectural inquiry. Upcoming publications include a book chapter coauthored with Melli Hoppe of Butler University titled “Salvaged Layers, a Site-Specific Performance”, to be included in the book “Architecture as a Performing Art” edited by Gray Read and Marcia Feuerstein and published by Ashgate Press, due to be released in 201