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.
Just a little more than a year ago, Jenny Wu '12 opened her first solo photography show at Houghton House as a part of an independent study with Assistant Professor of Art Christine Chin. Soon, she'll be pursuing a master of fine arts degree at American University. In the time between, Wu has been around the country presenting her art as a gifted painter and photographer. The Houghton House show... More >>
Architecture major Andrew Hellmund '14 was recently part of Geneva Night Out, a monthly celebration of arts and culture in downtown Geneva. His sculptures were on display at Lake City Hobby in December. This is the latest in a number of public showcases of his work, which stretch from Massachusetts to Michigan. In November, Hellmund's project "Biking the Berlin Wall" was included in the second an... More >>
A garden is much more than a space filled with flowers, trees and plants. It is a world of vital color; a place marked by intoxicating smells - lilac, fresh grass, fallen leaves - and the rustle of wind through braches; a space that engages all senses. It is this philosophy that Cari Varner, program manager of the Finger Lakes Institute's Community Design Center (CDC) and Sustainable Community De... More >>