College of Architecture and Planning

How We’re Shaping the World

It’s exciting enough to think about designing a visually appealing building or landscape, restoring a historic structure, or creating a plan for urban development. But the work done in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) is more than that—it reflects the needs and priorities of societies and the planet itself.

Architects, landscape architects, and urban planners must develop spaces that are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable—places that are healthy, affordable, and enriching for people to live, work, and play.

The work done here is all about designing the future. Through teaching, research, creative projects, and community service, our college addresses issues that include affordable housing, urban growth, economic revitalization, and transportation, as well as historic preservation, energy efficiency, land stewardship, resource conservation, and technology.

Yes, our most visible priority is building careers, but our college also is a model for promoting sustainable and socially responsible design

We foster positive change through a wide range of outreach and service initiatives. Students and professors help cities, towns, and neighborhoods across Indiana and the country through community design workshops and field studios. Such projects are the work of our national award-winning Community-Based Projects program and Muncie Urban Design Studio, as well as the CAP Indianapolis Center

We have forged numerous connections and partnerships with schools and professionals in countries around the world. International field-study trips take Ball State participants to Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, while international students and teachers come to our college through partnerships and exchanges. Such experiences give both students and faculty a broader cultural perspective and a valuable foundation for global design practice.
College of Architecture and Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5859
Fax: 765-285-3726
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