A portfolio of student work must be submitted as part of the application for admission.
In addition to architectural drawings, applicants may include a variety of work choosing
from media such as freehand drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, woodworking,
ceramics, or any other visual media that demonstrates experience and aptitude in creative
and graphic areas. Portfolio format should be 8 ½” x 11” and include 15–20 items.
Present your material in a neat, well-organized manner. Do not include original
Label each portfolio item with:
Include, along with the portfolio, a letter of intent/personal statement explaining your interest in architecture and sustainability; professional goals; and educational experiences. Your letter of intent should be typewritten, not to exceed two pages in length. Applicants should be thorough but clear in articulating why they deserve a place in the program.
The portfolio and letter of intent will be placed in your admissions file for review
by the architecture admissions committee. Portfolios will be returned at the end
of the selection process if you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or mailing
PORTFOLIOS SHOULD BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO:
915 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2291
"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