The Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Sustainability has been designed as an upper level specialization for graduates of Ferris and community college Associate Degree programs in Architectural Technology.
As a 2+2 program, the first two years of the undergraduate experience begins with a foundation of technical and artistic skills leading to an AAS degree in Architectural Technology. Ferris’ Architectural Technology program has a long history of recognized success and provides the appropriate preparatory coursework for the upper-level degree; with a focus on the fundamentals of design, visual communication, technology, building systems and performance, and construction materials and detailing.
The second two years of the undergraduate experience leads to a BS degree in Architecture and Sustainability. The program focuses on the process of architectural problem solving within the context of human, social, and natural ecosystems through the application of the fundamentals learned in the first two years.
At both levels, the architectural curriculum is unique in its emphasis on sustainability and the practice of the profession. Courses and studios are structured to mirror the office environment. Course content and projects are designed to incorporate a set of practices and ways of thinking about the making of buildings for the sustainable development of the built environment. Taught by practitioners, the curriculum provides skills, knowledge, and aspirations necessary to allow students to become successful professionals.
"As a Master of Architecture graduate from Ball State University, the Architectural Technology and Facility Management programs provided me with a solid foundation that I relied on numerous times. The hands-on experience in the studios, the collaborative atmosphere, the faculty and courses, and the focus on both the technical and design aspects of architecture were most beneficial as a precursor to my graduate level classes and studio work."
KRISTEN KUK, ALUMNA
AAS in Architectural Technology, Class of 2008
BS in Facility Management, Class of 2010
Master of Architecture,
Ball State University, Class of 2013