• All of the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning's professional degree programs are nationally accredited.
  • Ball State's architecture, construction management & interior designlandscape 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.
  • Our Department of Architecture was Indiana's first state-supported architecture program.
  • Ball State’s fourth-year architecture studio was named one of the nation’s seven best courses in sustainable design in 2016 by Architecture 2030. Students are designing and building a home that will produce all the energy it needs from renewable sources. The course will receive support from Architecture 2030, a nonprofit organization that seeks solutions to climate change in the built environment.
  • In 2019, DesignIntelligence gave high marks to landscape architecture, interior design, architecture:
    • Most Admired Landscape Architecture Schools — eighth among undergraduate programs; 12th among graduate programs
    • Top-Ranked Landscape Architecture Schools by Focus Areas — top 10 in all 12 areas among undergraduate programs; top 10 in 10 areas (12 total) among graduate programs
    • Most Hired From Interior Design Schools — 10th among schools of similar size
    • Most Hired From Architecture Schools — 15th among schools of similar size

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  • Teamwork between graduate architecture and undergraduate construction management students culminated in all four teams receiving a finalist designation and one team placing first in the Department of Energy’s 2017 Race to Zero competition on the design of energy efficient residential typologies.
  • The Community Based Projects program helped 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.
  • Our interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, attained by less than one-third of such programs, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).