- Ball State's architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning programs are uniquely blended in a studio-oriented design college, where all freshman students follow a common first-year curriculum introducing them to all three disciplines.
Ball State students nearly swept the competition in the 2009 American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)-Kawneer Municipal Courthouse Student Design Competition.
Two Ball State students got first-place awards in architecture and landscape architecture in the first National Concrete Masonry Association Student Design Competition in 2007. Learn more ...
All of the College of Architecture and Planning's professional degree programs are nationally accredited.
- The Department of Architecture is Indiana's only state-supported architecture program.
- A Ball State architecture student in 2009 won the Modular Building Institute's student green building design competition. Contestants from four-year colleges and universities across the country designed a community center.
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.
- In 2007, College of Architecture and Planning students and professors won the Green Building Initiative Award at the Environmental Protection Agency's P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) sustainable design competition. Learn more...
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.