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.


FLI Summer Sustainability Interns

Mary McLoughlin '15 and Cameron Benoit '16 are spending the summer working as sustainability interns for the Finger Lakes Institute. Each is focusing on a different area of sustainability at the Colleges, from preparing the Eco Representatives to change student habits for a lifetime to working to curb greenhouse gases institutionally. Their internships are funded by the Office of Sustainability ...  More >>

Sustainability Issues Discussed in Geneva

The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) hosted the first of five focus groups for the City of Geneva Parks Master Plan on June 19. The discussion for the focus group was based around sustainability, and was facilitated by five interns from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Finger Lakes Institute Community Design Center, Stacey Davis ‘15, Caroline Demeter ‘15, Jordan Mueller ‘15, Shani...  More >>

Martinez '12 Exploring Art in Paris

Paris, known by its nickname "The City of Love," is a cultural melting pot for art in the world. Known for its architectural beauty and the museums located within the city, Paris is an ideal location to study art. It's where Amelia Martinez '12 is doing just that. In Paris, Martinez is currently pursuing a master in fine arts with a focus on painting and illustration at the Paris College of Art. ...  More >>

Siegal ’87 Included in CBS Special

Jennifer Siegal '87 was featured on a special edition of CBS News' "Sunday Morning," for her advancements in mobile design. The episode, "By Design," was broadcast on May 18 from Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the annual design show. In the segment focusing on real estate, the show discussed the range of mobile homes from their history as trailers to the affordable housing of mobile home parks, and...  More >>

Saul ’15 Receives Cohler Award

Shani Saul ’15 has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Award, which provides her with the opportunity to study design in Paris and intern with Eric Cohler Design in New York City. Supported by gifts from acclaimed interior designer Eric Cohler '81, the award connects students who are interested in design and/or the arts to both an internship and a...  More >>

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