Architectural Studies & Design A.S.

Architechture students building a model

Excellence by design.

Through our Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in architectural studies & design, you will be immersed in the design-centered curriculum by engaging in hands-on architectural design projects where your concepts will be initiated, developed and refined.

Through analytical study, you will explore the social, environmental, behavioral, aesthetic and technological forces that influence architectural forms, ideas and patterns.

Your industry-experienced faculty will introduce the practical and cultural aspects of architecture in small classes designed to help you succeed. You will complete courses designed to teach you to graphically depict forms and textures in the natural and built environment.

Core courses will teach you the vocabulary, history, process and composition of architectural design, in addition to its use as a means of communication. You will explore design and construction materials and how architects and design professionals make use of them in their work, while additional studies in mathematics, physics, English, humanities and social sciences provide you a broad perspective of the industry.

The rigorous program prepares you to transfer to baccalaureate programs at many colleges and universities where you can continue your pre-professional and professional architectural degrees. After your two-year study, you may choose entry-level jobs in architecture and related design fields such as urban planning, environmental design or interior design.

The program is housed in the Sheila Johnson Design Center, an impressive 25,000-square-foot facility scenically positioned at the entrance to the Morrisville campus.

The college’s Architecture Club offers a bridge to personal and professional growth through architectural education, training and practice.