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 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 >>
Setting out to provide prospective students and the HWS community with a "student's perspective" of the Finger Lakes region, Loren Marshall '13 and Elva Ye '13 created artwork to be used by the Colleges in various mailings and publications. "We thought that something that was produced by students and was creative was needed as a way to best describe to prospective students and their parents what ... More >>
Hobart and William Smith will welcome the internationally recognized, 20th century architectural and urban pioneer Dennis Crompton to campus on Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11. A founding member of the avant-garde architectural collaborative group known as Archigram, Crompton will share rare original examples of the Archigram magazine, as well as distinct videos from the Archigram archive. H... More >>