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ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

At the core of Hobart William Smith's liberal arts pre-professional program in Architectural Studies is a belief in the value of design as an iterative process and the importance of developing a critical eye on the art, architecture, landscapes, and cities of our time. Architecture is in a progressive and expanding state; those trained in the design process are involved in solving some of the most pressing problems of the twenty-first century. Visual thinkers, makers, and dreamers, we embrace creativity and innovation in our studios, and socio-critical analysis in our history and theory courses. Larger and more established than any other liberal arts architecture program in the nation, HWS's degree offers exceptional preparation for graduate school and creative careers.

ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES NEWS

HWS Display Alum Art

As HWS students, painter Jenny Wu '12 and sculptor Andrew Hellmund '14 were already prolific and widely exhibited artists. Now, as they develop their craft and their audience, the graduates have art displayed in prominent locations on campus, inspiring artists and art lovers. "Andrew and Jenny are very talented artists and have a bright, continuing future," says Kathryn Vaughn P'08, the Colleges ...  More >>

Students Design Perkin Observatory Landscaping

In July, four Hobart and William Smith architecture students presented their landscape design proposals for the new Richard S. Perkin Observatory. Completed earlier in 2016, the Perkin Observatory is a nearly 1,000-square-foot teaching and outreach facility that provides students with opportunities to observe and photograph astronomical objects trillions of miles from Earth. The building, which s...  More >>

Hunt '11 Interviews Kana '12 for Punchland

Myles Hunt '11 recently interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Patrick Kana '12 for an article that was published on Punchland, a prominent online magazine with a focus on music and the arts. The article covers Kana's development as an artist, ranging from his undergraduate experience at HWS to earning a master's from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute...  More >>

Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, Ass...  More >>

Stewart '15 to Pursue Acting at USC

Throughout his four years at HWS, Nick Stewart '15 was a student leader involved in nearly every facet of campus life. After taking a year intermission from his studies to work on campus as a presidential fellow for the Office of the President, he heads to the University of South Carolina this fall, where he will pursue an M.F.A. in acting. "I am most excited to see how I transition myself from s...  More >>

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STUDENT PROFILE


Educators at professional programs of architecture repeatedly extol the virtues of integrating more liberal arts into the education of architects. Professors of Architecture at Syracuse University write:

"What additional areas of education do architecture students need in the 21st century and how are we preparing them for the ever-evolving landscapes of practice? Interdisciplinary educational models are imperative for the future of the profession. If architects are to remain vital to the built environment, we must cross disciplinary boundaries in order to broaden the discipline’s role politically, socially, and materially. In the face of rapid technological change, it’s imperative that architects learn to work collaboratively with a widening expanse of experts in other fields. Retreating into a disciplinary bubble is not an option." (Source)

 

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