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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

HWS Approves 14 Faculty for Tenure

Campus Snow-00452The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Gregory J. Vincent ’83, approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to 13 faculty…
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Farash Scholarships Supporting Student Access

For the past six years, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has been helping local HWS students who are the first in their families to attend college reach their…
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Ruth Wins Juror’s Choice Award

Ruth_Nick_3Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth received a Juror’s Choice Award for his monoprint and colored pencil print “Gathering,” during the 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition. “Gathering” was one…
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Viewing Germany from the Blocker Showcase

Blocker_WilliamsCam_3Each year, the Blocker Fellowship funds student participation in an HWS-sponsored study abroad program in Germany. Thanks to the generosity of Julius G. Blocker ’53, the funds enable students to…
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Mischler ’20 Completes Architectural Design & Fine Arts Internships

Mischler_4As an architectural studies and art history double major, Lucas Mischler ’20 split his summer completing two internships that suited his interests in architectural design and the fine arts. Mischler…
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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.