• All of the College of Architecture and Planning's professional degree programs are nationally accredited.
  • 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.
  • Our Department of Architecture is Indiana's only 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.
  • DesignIntelligence has consistently ranked our landscape architecture programs in the top 15 in the country. In 2016, the undergraduate program was ranked No. 6 and our graduate program, No. 12. Hiring professionals also placed Ball State in the top five for communication skills, construction methods and materials, cross-disciplinary teamwork, and design.

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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).