Janet Fick is an Indiana licensed architect and a retired faculty member from the Construction Management program at Ball State University’s Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. As faculty, she focused on immersive projects, with the emphasis being sustainability and community engagement. Beginning in 2012, Janet led students (construction management, architecture, and interior design) to design and/or renovate houses for low-income families. Through a continuing partnership with local non-profit organizations, over the course of 18 semesters, her class completed 47 houses in Muncie. These houses (renovations of existing and some new construction) are now providing homes for families. These projects also provided over 200 students with real-world experiences.
Janet has worked closely in her professional capacity, with ecoREHAB, Habitat for Humanity and Urban Light CDC. She is focused on using her skills as an architect to assist the non-profits in our community. In addition to the ecoREHAB Board, Janet is currently assisting Urban Light CDC with a housing project.
Janet received her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University and her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State University. Her career at Ball State began with 14 years in the Facilities Planning and Management department. Janet next joined the faculty where she taught first Interior Design class, and later Construction Management. She retired from Ball State in May 2022.
Janet and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Muncie for over forty years. They enjoy spending time with their friends and traveling – especially visiting their two children and grandson!