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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

Art and Architecture Spring Lecture Series

Alysia Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture, talks with Arianna Nasca '16 about her art project in the Elliott Studio Arts Building.Throughout the upcoming semester, the Art and Architecture Department will host three speakers from across the region as part of the Art and Architecture Spring Lecture Series. Each event will take…
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Studying in New Zealand

New Zealand Pic 1Sixteen students studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand spent a semester immersed in the arts, culture and environment of the island country. Led by Associate Professor of Art and Architecture…
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Butera ’12 Working with Architect Toyo Ito

Butera_Laura_1As a master’s candidate in landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Laura Butera’12 has been in Tokyo helping a legendary Japanese architect revitalize a community in a…
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Selecting an Art Acquisition

Arnold_Brianna_2This semester, Brianna Arnold ’19 had the opportunity to procure a new work of art for the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. After several weeks of research into…
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Mathews in Art in America

Mathews Stan Class-0158With his plans for the Fun Palace, architect Cedric Price reimagined recreation for 1960s Londoners, merging state-of-the-art technology and a desire for rapid architectural adaptability to accommodate and even anticipate…
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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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