College of Architecture and Planning

  • 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.
  • DesignIntelligence has consistently ranked our landscape architecture programs in the top 15 in the country. In 2014, the undergraduate program was ranked No. 8 and our graduate program, No. 14.

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  • An architecture graduate student team won the 2011 U.S. Green Building Council Multifamily Midrise Design Competition, a national contest open to professionals.
  • A Ball State team of faculty and students was awarded second place in the 2011 Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) Challenge: Landscapes of Diversity. Ball State had the only student winning team in competition with professionals.   
  • Planetizen’s 2014 Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs ranked our master of urban and regional planning (MURP) program eighth in the Midwest and seventh among programs of its size.
  • 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.