Department of Architecture in CETA
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.
Meet the Architecture Department
Tim Applebee M’18 was passionate about a significant shift affecting our built environment: the shift away from the energy-intensive, carbon-emitting building materials like concrete and steel toward more sustainable, carbon-storing building materials like engineered wood and cross-laminated timber. During his time as a student at the University of Hartford, he felt supported, challenged, and inspired by many of his Architecture professors.
My professors listened to my ideas and helped me find my voice. Without exception, the faculty supported and critically engaged themselves in my research,” says Applebee. "They asked hard questions and helped me make important connections and decisions. It was great and sometimes truly difficult work, trying to turn a good idea into a better one.