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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

Hewson ’03 Featured in Frank Lloyd Wright Documentary

Hewson_1Ryan Hewson ’03, preservation manager at Taliesin for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, is featured in a new documentary “An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House.” The…
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Sustainable Community Development Rethinks Castle Street

Sustainable Development 2With proposals for a quarter-mile stretch along the Castle Street Corridor in Geneva, students in the spring 2018 Sustainable Community Development (SCD) capstone course have created a series of inclusive,…
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Zarella ’07 Receives Architect Licensure

Zarella_KristenKristen Karwacki Zarella ’07 recently earned the prestigious right to practice architecture in New York State. Zarella received her licensure after successfully passing the Architect Registration Examination, a multi-division exam…
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Five Serving as AmeriCorps Volunteers

Americorps_Volunteers_UpdateJoining an impressive cohort of Hobart and William Smith alums serving AmeriCorps, five recent graduates will dedicate a year to supporting underserved communities throughout the United States. Kevin Collado ’18…
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Makker Discusses Small Towns on WNPR

Kirin MakkerAssociate Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker joined a panel of other experts on Connecticut Public Radio’s Colin McEnroe Show to explore the reality and mythology of small town America.…
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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)

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.