At the ethical core of Hobart William Smith's liberal arts pre-professional program in Architectural Studies is social and environmental responsibility. We believe that today's pressing problems will be solved by college graduates with well-rounded design educations rather than narrow professional-school training. Larger and more established than any other liberal arts architecture program in the nation, HWS's degree has a 100% acceptance rate in M.Arch. programs and other design fields. Our students learn conceptual design but also tackle real world problems on a local level; all students do a green/community design-build project. Our graduates leave HWS ready to lead their chosen professions in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, product design, urban planning, real estate, and preservation in the 21st century.


Student Art Show on Display

Showcasing artwork from students across more than 30 studio courses held during the fall and spring semesters, the Annual Student Art and Architecture Show returns to the Davis Gallery at Houghton House for a year-end celebration of student works. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The show itself covers a sweeping range of student work, including architec...  More >>

Painting, Photography and Pop Art

Hal Foster, Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, April 16 titled, "The Hamilton Test: On the Rapport between Painting and Photography in Pop Art." The talk will take place at 5 p.m. in Houghton House 112; a reception will follow in the Houghton House seminar room. Foster will be on campus as the Melvin ...  More >>

Felder of East Aurora Awarded

Zachary Felder '18 has been named the current recipient of the William and Diane Green P'83, P'87 East Aurora Community Scholarship. The scholarship rewards academic excellence and leadership by providing financial assistance to students from East Aurora High School to attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges. An event celebrating Felder and recent recipients will take place on Thursday, April 24...  More >>

HWS Student Trustees Named

Following campaigns that were both impressive and spirited, Maxwell Gorton '16 and Nicole O'Connell '16 have been named the Junior Student Trustees to serve on the HWS Board of Trustees for the next academic year. The two were elected by their peers and will serve on the Board, which governs the Colleges' policies, financial health, and overall welfare. Every spring semester, students vote to sel...  More >>

Blanchard Co-Authors Textbook

Lara Blanchard, Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Art, is one of three co-authors of a new textbook on Asian art history. The book titled "Asian Art," seeks to illuminate the diversity of Asian artistic traditions and covers art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan from the prehistoric period through the 21st century. Blanchard's co-authors are Dorinda Neave of...  More >>

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