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.
The city of Rome is a marvel of art and architecture - a landscape lush with St. Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum, the works of Michelangelo, the Trevi Fountain, and innumerable ancient details adorning every corner of the Italian capital. Throughout the spring semester, students on the Rome abroad program filled dozens of sketchbooks with their own renderings of the city. Under the guidance of Art... More >>
"HWS Printmaking Workshop" will open at Imagine, a fine arts and fine craft gallery in Skaneateles, on May 3. The exhibition of prints by Hobart and William Smith students and faculty was recently featured in a blog, "Skaneateles Talk." "We believe it's important to support tomorrow's arts community, as well as today's," the article quotes gallery director Sarah Panzarella. "These students are en... More >>
The term "Main Street" has been used often since the 2008 recession as a descriptor and a rallying cry. Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies Kirin Makker will explore the history and realities of Main Streets across the country- and dispel many misconceptions - in a new book, "The Myths of Main Street." Makker has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship as part of the ... More >>