Rankings and Recognitions
Points of Distinction: College of Architecture and Planning


Landscape Architecture

  • The 2009 edition of Design Intelligence's America's Best Architecture and Design Schools  rated the landscape architecture program among the nation's top 10 undergraduate programs and the nation's top five graduate programs.

  • A Ball State student beat the pros at the 2008 Integrating Habitats international competition.


Planning and Preservation

  • The American Planning Association (APA) bestowed the 2010 National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice to Indianapolis' Regional Center Design Guidelines. Nearly 20 College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) students assisted the Circle City with the guidelines.
  • The Community Based Projects program to help address planning and development issues around the memorial site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the 9/11 attacks.
  • The graduate program in historic preservation is one of the first of its kind in the Midwest and is uniquely housed in the Department of Architecture.