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.
From City Hall and the Smith Center for the Arts to Dove Block and Lakefront Park, downtown Geneva this summer has been host to a series of "sketch crawls," bringing together students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages at a variety of locations to create drawings of local sites. Led by Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, participants work on drawings across a ... More >>
In the fall, Ana Garcia '14 will move to Cambridge, Mass. to pursue architectural studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Until then, she is spending her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia will pursue a master's in landscape architecture at Harvard with th... More >>
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 >>
This fall, Andrew Hellmund '14 will pursue graduate studies at the University of Alberta in Canada, but before he leaves Geneva he ensured that he would leave a lasting mark on the City he called home for four years. Two of Hellmund's metal sculptures will be installed at Geneva's Lakefront Park, between Castle Creek and the Events and Visitor Center. Hellmund has donated one of the pieces and th... More >>
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 >>