We are a supportive community of committed to providing you with a breadth of industry-leading curriculum and real-world experiences that prepare you for a successful career in our complex, global, built environment.

One of three departments within Ball State’s Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, we offer the following:

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Our Masters of Architecture degree programs are fully accredited. The Bachelor of Architecture program is in official candidacy. A NAAB visit for Initial Accreditation is scheduled for fall 2020 following completion of program by B.Arch class of 2020 (initial accreditation potential spring 2021, retroactively accrediting 2020 B.Arch class). Learn more

Pre-Professional Degree
Professional Degree
Undergraduate Minors
Graduate Certificates

The Department of Architecture seeks to provide a distinctive education for architecture and historic preservation students, providing students the grounding of a rigorous professional education with the critical thinking skills, creative and intellectual confidence, ethics, and self-awareness to allow them to succeed in their professional aspirations in a rapidly changing world. Committed to social equity and environmental stewardship, our graduates will be ready to serve the needs of diverse global communities as engaged leaders advancing their discipline.

—Mission Statement

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Faculty share their expertise, passion, and course offerings.

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Rankings and Recognitions

We are rated “world-class with distinction”—one of only 20 distinguished programs (of more than 115 universities in the nation)—in The Cramer Report: America’s World-Class Schools of Architecture.

Receiving the stamp of “world-class” is substantive because it is based on current rankings and those over the past 10 years. It is also based on ratings by academic deans and chairs from around the country, overall campus environment and student evaluations, and program accreditation.

Our consistent national rankings are based on our ability to continue to attract the best students, retain our outstanding faculty, and engage our amazing alumni.

The most recent national Architect Registration Examination rates of success statistics stand as evidence of how well Ball State architecture students are prepared. Our graduates performed exceptionally well in the following divisions of the exam:

  • fifth in mechanical and electrical systems
  • 10th in materials and methods
  • 13th in site planning
  • 20th in predesign

Our excellence is just part of the standard around here. Ball State's R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning is nationally acclaimed for its programs.