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ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

At the core of Hobart and 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' degree offers exceptional preparation for graduate school and creative careers.

ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES NEWS

Szymanek Named an NEH Summer Scholar

Angelique SzymanekThe National Endowment for the Humanities has named Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Angelique Szymanek a Summer Scholar for 2017. Szymanek participated in a Summer Institute titled “Diverse…
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Colunga ’19 Interning at Shawmut Design and Construction

Colunga_LeslieThis summer, Leslie Colunga ’19 is working as an estimating intern at Shawmut Design and Construction in Los Angeles, Calif. In the position, she is communicating with subcontractors primarily receiving…
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Seniors and Grads Build on Architecture Success

Arch_AlumnaeSeven HWS students and recent graduates of the Colleges’ architectural studies program have been accepted to top graduate schools, where they will explore new facets of the field — from…
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Cohler Interns Travel to Japan and Denmark

Lynch Felder Gaudet Cohler ImageZachary Felder ’18, Morgan Gaudet ’18 and Micah Lynch ’18 have been chosen for this year’s Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Awards, which provide funding for study abroad coupled with…
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Ruth’s Work Highlighted on WXXI’s Arts in Focus

Nick RuthProfessor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and his hand-pulled monoprints will be featured on WXXI’s “Arts In Focus” feature that spotlights “emerging artists, seasoned professionals, and well established arts…
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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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