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Architectural Design + Technology

Program Director: James Fuller

Our pre-professional Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Architectural Design + Technology, a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a variety of careers in architecture and the construction industry. The focus of the program is the design studio in which technical, structural, and liberal arts courses are integrated through the creative process in the design of progressively more complex architectural projects.

A breadth of technical courses, a strong component of liberal arts, with particular emphasis on communication skills, as well as multiple electives in the later years, ensures that students who pursue this program of study will have a challenging architectural education. This curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines or for entry into architecture firms or the building industries.

Studio

Our undergraduate program is a pre-professional degree program, the first part of the department's 4+2 NAAB-accredited graduate degree program. Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as a NAAB-accredited degree.

Fahad Baker

The undergraduate program in Architectural Design + Technology teaches an understanding of how buildings are designed and created, including the evolution of a building and how to communicate design decisions along with the evaluation, selection, and application of different materials, construction techniques, structural systems, and mechanical and electrical systems.

Coursework in the program includes design, the history of architecture, structures, physics, and mathematics, all supported by the Educational Objectives and Expected Outcomes. The program is one of only six baccalaureate programs accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. www.abet.org.

Degree Program
Bachelor of Science

Architectural Design + Technology, BS

Concentration

Construction Management 

Minor

Architectural Design + Technology Minor

HONORS PROGRAM

The University Honors Program provides our most capable and motivated students with the opportunity to use the resources of the College and the University to the fullest extent. Graduates who successfully complete the program will have "With University Honors" on their diploma and official transcript. Architectural Design + Technology majors should refer to the section titled "CETA Technology Students" and contact Dr. Eoin King for additional information.

THE STUDIO ENVIRONMENT

Learning Culture Policy

ARCHITECTURE TOOL KIT

Architecture Tool Kits for entering First Year students will be available at the start of the fall semester at Jerry's Artarama, 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110, (860) 232-0073. The college will not be accepting checks for purchase. Jerry's Artarama usually provides transportation to their West Hartford location at the start of the semester.

ACCREDITATION

In the U.S., most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 4-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as a NAAB-accredited degree.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

AIA Connecticut (American Institute of Architects Connecticut)

ABET

NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

NCARB (National Council for Architectural Registration Boards)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

First Year & Transfers

Julie Spring, 860-768-4446, cetainfo@harford.edu



Accredited by CAPTEThe program in Architectural Design + Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC).