Department of Architecture in CETA

Architecture student working in studio

Studying Architecture at the University of Hartford allows you to merge architectural skills within our state-of-the-art design studios built to make you successful.

You will grow a better understanding of how buildings are designed and created, and how to make an impact on local neighborhoods and cities near campus. Collaborate and interact with students and faculty more than anywhere else thanks to our small classroom sizes and personalized studio space.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to educating you on the key skills architectural and design firms are looking for, as well as defining the different areas of architecture within civic, social, and professional realms. Through our talented faculty and their connections, you will have an opportunity to network with our industry professional connections during project reviews and discussions inside and outside the classroom. This opportunity will be beneficial as you look for internships and job opportunities within the field. The career path with a degree from our Architectural Design + Technology program opens the door to possibilities. You will walk away with:

  • the foundation of a challenging architectural education
  • the best blend of architecture education with an emphasis on key liberal arts skills like communication
  • a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines or entry into architecture firms or the building industries

Contact Department Chair James Fuller for more information.

Mission of the Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture is a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it.

Annual Sukkah Build for Sukkot

Architecture students and faculty in front of sukkah

In collaboration with University of Hartford Hillel, every year around the Jewish autumn harvest holiday Sukkot, our architecture students donate their time to build a community structure in front of GSU called a sukkah. This is a student-run project that kicks off a week-long celebration with Hillel. The Freedom by Design group of the UHart AIAS organization promotes the event to encourage volunteers. Each year, the sukkah is open to all to enjoy the unique space built by our students and join Hillel for community events throughout the holiday.

In fall 2019, the design was created by master of architecture student Bryan Hurlburt M’20. All efforts were under the guidance of Ted Sawruk, Associate Professor Architecture at the University.

2019 Sukkah Build (Photos by Megan Bainbridge ’23)

Department of Architecture Events

The Department of Architecture hosts many events throughout the academic year for students to participate in. You'll have an opportunity to display and present your work at student exhibitions. Enter your work for a chance to be awarded and recognized at our prestigious spring events including our Beaux Arts Ball and Architecture Gala.

Meet with top architects from industry as they discuss their work, philosophy, and ideas to inspire our next generation of architects. Our final event of the Fall 2019 Architecture Lecture Series is on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 1877 Club. Join Anthony Acciavatti, PhD, AIA, for his lecture, “Stalking the Ganges Water Machine: Working Across Architecture, Landscape, & Urban Form.”

A Look Back On Our Event Highlights

Meet the Architecture Department

Timothy O. Adekunle
Assistant Professor
Architecture

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Julie Chen
Adjunct Professor; Woodshop and Digital Fabrication Lab Manager
Architecture

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Michael J. Crosbie
Professor
Architecture

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Daniel Davis
Professor
Architecture

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James Fuller
Department Chair; Program Director, Architectural Design + Technology; Associate Professor
Architecture

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Ira Hessmer
Adjunct Professor
Architecture

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Seth Holmes
Architecture Graduate Program Director; Associate Professor
Architecture

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Elizabeth Petry
Associate Professor
Architecture

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Theodore Sawruk
Associate Professor
Architecture

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Stephen Smith
Adjunct Professor; Woodshop and Digital Fabrication Lab Assistant Manager
Architecture

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Yang Yang
Assistant Professor
Architecture
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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Accreditation

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The Architectural Design + Technology Bachelor of Science pre-professional degree program is accredited by ABET - Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC).

 

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Kristin Crowley

BS, Architectural Engineering Technology, 2019

Coming from a technical high school, Kristin was very used to have constantly having hands-on experiences, and luckily that continued all through college. Kristin is now working full-time at Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Shelton, CT as a Project Engineer.

In CETA, I was able to work with architects and project managers in the field and take the lessons I learned and applied them to my own design work.

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