The Architecture and Sustainability and Facility Management programs’ reputations for developing high-caliber graduates has resulted in a nearly 100% placement rate. Your future employers know you have been well prepared for professional life and that you will make valuable contributions to the organizations that are in your future.
Kristen Stout is an associate architect working with an architecture firm in Indianapolis. Her associate degree in Architectural Technology and bachelor’s degree in Facility Management at Ferris prepared Kristen for graduate studies in architecture at Ball State University. “The Architectural Technology program at Ferris introduced me to the profession from day one. Design concepts, the technical aspects of a building, construction detailing, and software were all things I was exposed to in my first year and continued to build on while studying facility management.”
As an associate architect, Kristen works on a variety of project types and scales, from the early design of a mixed-use retail and apartment building to construction administration of an office renovation.
The 2010 graduate credits field trips as inspirations that cemented Kristen’s decision to study architecture. “I will always remember our field trip to Chicago, seeing design details and sitting in designer furniture that I learned about in the classroom. We toured buildings such as I.I.T.’s Crown Hall designed by Mies van der Rohe, walked through Village of Oak Park looking at designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, visited the Knoll showroom at Merchandise Mart, and those were just a few of the stops.”
“The most valuable thing I learned while in school was that school is what you make it. Study what interests you and keep learning about the topic even outside the classroom.”