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ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

At the core of Hobart and 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' degree offers exceptional preparation for graduate school and creative careers.

ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES NEWS

“Mediated” Opens in Davis Gallery

Gallery TalkThe Davis Gallery at Houghton House features a new exhibit titled, “Mediated: Signal Culture Artists in Residence” highlighting the work of five artists from the Signal Culture Media Arts Organization.…
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Rivera ’17 Hosts Foster Youth

Rivera_Cody_2Cody Rivera ’17 used his winter break as an opportunity to give back by bringing Syracuse youth who are in foster care to HWS for a college tour. Through collaboration…
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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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Ruth and Yi Exhibits in Rochester

Phillia YiProfessors of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and Phillia Yi both have exhibits on display at Nazareth College through Feb. 26. An opening reception for the exhibits was held at…
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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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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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