Architectural Studies
graphic

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

Community-Based Learning Faculty Fellows Retreat

CBL 1 copyThe Colleges’ Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), along with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), recently launched the “Community Engaged Faculty Fellows Program” for faculty interested…
 More >>

Ten Sailors Earn All-Academic Honors

Sailing_3Ten members of the 2017-18 Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team were recently named to end of the year all-academic teams. Nine sailors were named to the Middle Atlantic…
 More >>

The Womb Chair Speaks

Wombchair Makker 4In reimagining a classic piece of midcentury furniture, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker and project interns Abbey Frederick ’20 and E. Ainsley Rhodes ’19 are giving voice to…
 More >>

Cohler Interns Travel to Japan and Israel

Eric Cohler Houghton House 10-05120029As recipients of this year’s Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Awards, Ethan Leon ’19 and Ying Ying “Sarita” Sun ’19 have fully-funded study abroad opportunities and internships at Eric Cohler Design,…
 More >>

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…
 More >>

More Architectural Studies News >>

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.