Brad Beaubien, AICP, is a certified urban planner currently serving as Director of Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning Indianapolis Center where he manages community outreach projects and the Center’s Master of Urban Design degree program. His work is the recipient of several awards, including a Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education, a Cultural Vision Award from NUVO Newsweekly, and a Hoosier Planning Award and National Planning Award from the American Planning Association.

He holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Ball State University. His graduate thesis, Community Festivals and Social Capital, explored the role small town community festivals had in fostering the development of heterogeneous social capital. His current interests include neighborhood renewal, downtown revitalization, urban design, design communication, and emergency management/disaster planning.

Brad serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors and Chair of the Public Safety Committee of the King Park Area Development Corporation, as well as serving on the Indianapolis Quality of Life Planning Advisory Council, the Southeast Neighborhood Development Corporation Public Space Committee and the East 10th Street Civic Association Design Committee.

Awards and Honors

National Planning Award
2010 | American Planning Association 

Hoosier Planning Award
2009 | Indiana Planning Association

Digital Education Achievement Award
2004 | Center for Digital Education

Cultural Vision Award
2003 | NUVO Newsweekly
  • Academic Honors in Writing, 2001
  • AICP Planning Student Award, 2001
  • Academic Excellence in Planning Award, 2000, 2001
  • Community Based Projects Program Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Iowa Bar Association Citizenship Award, 1996

Portfolio of Work