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.
ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES NEWS
Seven Faculty Awarded Tenure
This year during the January meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, the Colleges conferred tenure and the rank of associate professor to seven faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees granted tenure and the rank of associate professor to Jamie Bodenlos of the Psychology Department, James Capreedy of the Classics Department, Anthony Cerulli of the Religious Studies Department. More >>
Passing Through Comes to Davis Gallery
Artwork thrives on its ability to make its viewer draw connections between what is visually represented and visceral life experiences. This winter, visitors to the Davis Gallery at Houghton House will be introduced to an artist who embodies that connection. From Jan. 23 to Feb.
27, artist Kate Gridley will exhibit her collection, "Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults." The exhibit featur. More >>
Ruth Earns Best in Show
Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale. As the recipient, Ruth has been given a solo exhibition at the University of North Georgia in the fall of 2015, and will be the juror for the next Southern Printmaking Biennale, to be held there in 2016. The exhibition was juried by Ericka Walker, assistant professor of art at t. More >>
"Abiding art + architecture"
What often lies behind art and architecture is an experience that transports a viewer into the creative mind of a particular artist. Through Dec. 5, art goers have the opportunity to take this artistic journey through Cletus Johnson's mixed-media exhibit, "Abiding art + architecture" at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. "The portal aspect is a primary interest of mine in these designs and thea. More >>
Ruth’s Prints Shown in France
Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth was invited to have his work included in the 9th Trienniale Mondiale de l'Estampe, in Auvergne, France. The international printmaking show ran from Oct. 11 through Nov. 9. Ruth had five prints in the show, all of which were made specifically for the exhibition. "I'm very excited, and honored to be included in the show," says Ruth, who explained organize. More >>