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.
A space designed by Architect William O'Brien Jr. '00 was the focus of an AECCafe article. The blog focuses on the architecture, engineering and construction industry. O'Brien is currently assistant professor of architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and is principal of an independent design practice in Cambridge, Mass. He is also one of the founding members of Collective-LOK... More >>
This semester, students taking ARCS 400, "Advanced Design Studio," have been invited to apply their design talents to a boathouse and dock project proposed by the Seneca Yacht Club for its expanding Junior Sailing program. Nine students have worked throughout the semester on various planning phases to develop schematic design concepts for the Seneca Sailing Academy Boathouse Complex, which includ... More >>
The departments of art & architecture, mathematics, and computer science will begin hosting a series of workshops focusing on AutoCAD and laser cutting digital fabrication technologies on Wednesday, Feb. 12. "This semester's Digital Workshop is a segue into the arena of new digital softwares and fabrication methodologies," says Assistant Professor of Architecture Gabriella D'Angelo. "Not only... More >>
Assistant Professor of Architecture Kirin Makker has written an article on Amy and Brandon Phillips, owners of Miles & May Furniture Works in Geneva, which appears in the March 2014 issue of Dwell magazine. Devoted to modern architecture and design, Dwell has an audience of more than one million readers. Makker's article focuses on the Phillips who renovated the building that houses their bu... More >>
As an architectural designer and 3D renderer/modeler at the international architecture and design firm, the Rockwell Group, Maxwell Mensching '11 tests the boundaries between architecture and technology on a daily basis. At the Rockwell Group, Mensching started in the model shop, but soon, he says, "I took it upon myself to do iterations of some of the models I was building for other architects. ... More >>