Department of Architecture

Studying architecture at the University of Hartford prepares you for your career path as an architect, designer, construction manager, technical staff, or other positions within the design professions and construction industry. We will challenge you to reach your full potential while guiding you along the way.

The Department of Architecture offers two degree programs: the pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design + Technology and the professional Master of Architecture.

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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.

Why UHart?

Our faculty are dedicated to teaching you the key skills and knowledge architecture and design firms as well as construction management firms are looking for. You will have an opportunity to network with professionals outside the University during studio project reviews, discussions inside and outside the classroom, and networking events throughout the academic year.

  • A thorough and challenging architectural education.

  • An effective blend of architecture education with key liberal arts skills, including strong communication, leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Solid 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 or to set up a personal interview.

I was able to work closely with faculty members—something that helped me to achieve high academic results and motivated me to learn even outside of the class setting.”

Maria Ceban '22, Architectural Design + Technology Major



ABET Engineering Accreditation Commision

The Architectural Design + Technology Bachelor of Science pre-professional degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,


National Architectural Accrediting BoardThe Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

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Architecture Summer Institute

High school student in summer architecture institute

A pre-college program offering a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors.

About the Program
Be part of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture's (CETA) Summer Architecture program! If you are considering a rewarding career in the architecture field, while gaining valuable college experience, this pre-college program is right for you. The program offers a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Students interested in design, art, architecture, construction, graphics, or related interests should consider applying. 

Join us in summer 2023!

2022 Sukkah Build for Sukkot

Image of Jewish Sukkah

In October, Department of Architecture students completed the building of a sukkah in collaboration with the Hillel Jewish student organization. A sukkah is a temporary, freestanding structure that is constructed for individuals to celebrate the week-long holiday of Sukkot.

Department of Architecture Events

The Department of Architecture hosts many events throughout the academic year for students to participate in. 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.

JCJ Architecture | Architecture Lecture Series

Meet with top architects from the industry as they discuss their work, philosophy, and ideas to inspire our next generation of architects. Professionals visit campus throughout the year during our Architecture Lecture Series each semester and project reviews. The series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.

Check back in early 2023 for our spring schedule of in-person and virtual events.

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Our Faculty

Jill Bambury
Assistant Professor

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Michael J. Crosbie

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Daniel Davis

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

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Ira Hessmer
Adjunct Faculty

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Elizabeth Petry
Associate Professor

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Theodore Sawruk
Associate Professor

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Stephen C. Smith
Visiting Assistant Professor; Graduate Program Director

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Yang Yang
PE; Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering

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