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Architectural Studies Program

  • Program Overview

    Architectural design combines aesthetics and science to enhance our built environment in a sustainable and responsible way. 

    Whether you are seeking to become an architect, landscape architect, urban designer, or building science professional, Endicott’s pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies provides a path to explore and acquire the skills necessary to achieve your goals. Graduates wishing to become licensed in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning can pursue accredited graduate degrees. Our unique blend of rigorous classroom learning, real-world internship experiences, and faculty-led international study tours provide our graduates with a global design perspective. 

    Endicott Architectural Studies Program student looking over blueprints
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 132

    Freshman- Credits: 34

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
    • ARC 101 - Foundation of Architectural Studies (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 102 - Architecture Studio I: Sustainable Residential Design and Planning (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 103 - Media I: Architectural Drafting (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 104 - Media II: Architectural Delineation (Cr: 3)
    • ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310 (Cr: 3)
    • ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
    • ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I (Cr: 3)
    • ART 112 - Spatial Perception and Visualization 2D/3D (Cr: 2)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core Requirement. 
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 35

    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) Calculus
    • ARC 201 - Architecture Studio II: Historic Preservation and Adaptive Re-Use (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 202 - Architecture Studio III: Workplace Environments (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 205 - Built Environment and Technology I: Site Structure Material Assembly (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 206 - Built Environment and Technology II: Building Systems (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 208 - Architectural Programming (Cr: 2)
    • ARC 210 - Structures I: Concrete, Masonry, Wood, Steel, Glass (Cr: 2)
    • ARC 220 - Electronic Media I (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 221 - Electronic Media II (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 247 - Environmental Psychology (Cr: 2)
    • ART 217 - History of Architecture and Interior Design I (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

    Junior - Credits: 33

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
    • Values and Ethics General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 301 - Architecture Studio IV: Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 302 - Architecture Studio V: Mega Structures and Skyscraper (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 305 - Built Environment and Technology III: Emerging Structures and Systems (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 306 - Built Environment IV: Contract Documents Studio (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 310 - Structures II: Emerging Structures (Cr: 2)
    • ARC 340 - Building Performance Analysis (Cr: 1)
    • ARC 345 - Professional Practice and Portfolio (Cr: 3)
    • ART 313 - History of Architecture and Interior Design II (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 350 - Design Theory and Research Seminar (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
    • ARC 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • ARC 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • ARC 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Architectural Studies program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage in intellectual discourse within the art fields.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of and competency with computer technology as it incorporated in both the artistic and engineering processes, including structural computation and building comfort analysis processes.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of design and spatial relationships.
    • Experience the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
    • Apply and integrate scholarly research methodologies, architectural history, design theory, analysis, and precedent investigative skills within the design process.
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply human factors in context to the design of the built environment, including programming, environmental control systems, anthropometrics, ergonomics, proxemics, and Universal Design.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with research theories and methodologies related to architectural design and the built environment.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the business practices within the architectural profession, including project management, ethics, communication, codes, and health, safety, and welfare.
    • Display knowledge and skills in the use of basic through advanced tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished design solution within the production of technical documentation and construction detailing.
    • Apply the elements and principles of design.
    • Clearly and concisely articulate design concepts and solutions to engage in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Demonstrate willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new emerging materials and forms, including unconventional topics and techniques.
    • Discuss and present an awareness of innovative forward thinking within small class learning environments that encourage risk taking and foster originality.

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  • Internships and Careers

    Internship Sites

    Gensler
    Perkins + Will Architects
    Winter Street Architects
    Bergmeyer Architects
    Steffian Bradley Architects

Fifth Year M.A. in Interior Architecture

Do you want to pursue interior architecture beyond your undergraduate study? The interior architecture major at Endicott is a four-year BFA program, with the option to continue for a fifth year and obtain a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture.

Accreditations

Endicott’s Architectural Studies program is committed to instructing our students in current trends and best practices within the field of architectural design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies is an Affiliate Member with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) with a mission to lead architectural education and research.