It was an architecture free weekend as things are just beginning to pick up this week. So with Ball State taking on in-state rival Indiana University in football on Saturday, three architecture graduate students and I hopped in the car and took a road trip to the game. All day tailgating ensued before the Cardinals took care of business and dominated the Hoosiers 42-20. It was BSU's first win over a BCS school. But it didn't come without a huge price. Our leading receiver, Dante Love, was taken off the field on a stretcher and underwent 5 hours of surgery to stabilize a fractured vertebrae. While he'll most likely never play football again, he is expected to make a full recovery and live life to the fullest.
So after enjoying the weekend, it was back to work today. Tomorrow my historic preservation documentation class is heading to Arcadia, IN to begin field verifying and documenting our building. It's about a 45 minute drive from Muncie. Then on Wednesday my HP studio is heading the Indianapolis' Near East Side to meet with city officials to determine exactly what they're looking for from us. They've gotten a report from a developer and are looking for another perspective. With the Super Bowl coming to Indianapolis in 2012 the city is infusing a lot of money into the city and we're going to determine what the best course of action is for this area (roughly 30-40 blocks). That's all I know at this point but I'll update you after the site visit on Wednesday.
And thesis/design project proposal is always on my mind. I did a literature search today and noted about 20 books I need to grab from the library. The most difficult part is determining a project that best illustrates my thesis. But until I nail down a particular question I want to address (and not just a topic), I'm not going to rack my brain with that. I'll probably take it easy tonight, watch a little Monday Night Football and be ready to go for tomorrow and Wednesday.