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Students enhancing local built environment through STAR Center projects

students at STAR center with clientsThe STAR Center is a collaboration of two organizations in the department: the Architecture Club and the Interior Design Club, which, through the promotion of sound design and planning principles, seek to enhance the local built environment.

Alfred State students in the Architecture and Design department are helping to improve the quality of the built environment in Allegany County and the surrounding region through a number of Southern Tier Architectural Resource (STAR) Center civic engagement projects.

The STAR Center is a collaboration of two organizations in the department: the Architecture Club and the Interior Design Club, which, through the promotion of sound design and planning principles, seek to enhance the local built environment.

Bachelor of Architecture program formally granted initial candidacy from NAAB

Dr. John C. Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, said NAAB granted the status after approving the Architecture and Design Department’s accreditation plan and conducting an initial candidacy visit.

Alfred State’s Bachelor of Architecture program has moved one step closer toward accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) after the board formally granted the program initial candidacy status earlier this month.

Dr. John C. Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, said NAAB granted the status after approving the Architecture and Design Department’s accreditation plan and conducting an initial candidacy visit.

Department of Architecture and Design Brings Award-Winning Architect Tod Williams to Campus

Architecture is a noun poster image, Entrance to the new Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia designed by Tod Williams The Department of Architecture and Design is proud to announce “Architecture is a noun,” an upcoming lecture by Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in room 215 of the Engineering Technology Building on the Alfred campus.

Architecture is a noun poster image, Entrance to the new Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia designed by Tod Williams The Department of Architecture and Design is proud to announce “Architecture is a noun,” an upcoming lecture by Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

Designing for Hope

Kyle (Christian) PerrySenior architectural technology student Kyle (Christian) Perry is already making a name for himself in the highly competitive design field—his work has been featured at the 2013 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects and he’s planning a senior thesis that will literally change lives—the design for a new infant care hospital in Honduras.

Kyle (Christian) PerrySenior architectural technology student Kyle (Christian) Perry is already making a name for himself in the highly competitive design field.

New Alfred State Bachelor of Architecture Degree is a SUNY First

Alfred State is proud to announce the kickoff of a new Bachelor of Architecture program by its Department of Architecture and Design this fall. One of only eight BArch programs in the State of New York, it is the only degree of its kind in the SUNY system and the only one offered by a public university.

Alfred State is proud to announce the kickoff of a new Bachelor of Architecture program by its Department of Architecture and Design this fall. One of only eight BArch programs in the State of New York, it is the only degree of its kind in the SUNY system and the only one offered by a public university.

On April 30, 2013, the program was awarded ‘Eligibility for Candidacy’ by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and will seek to achieve full accreditation for the incoming cohort of freshmen in the shortest possible time—in 2018.

Architectural technology students present designs

architecture and design student presentationProfessor William Dean, Architecture and Design, accompanied two second-year architectural technology students to the First Presbyterian Church of Bath, NY for a public presentation of conceptual designs that included new signage and a veterans’ memorial.

architecture and design student presentationOn May 9, Professor William Dean, Architecture and Design, accompanied two second-year architectural technology students to the First Presbyterian Church of Bath, NY for a public presentation of conceptual designs that included new signage and a veterans’ memorial that will welcome visitors to the village’s historic downtown.

Architecture Design Student Earns Kawneer/AIAS Competition Honors

Kyle PerryAlfred State student Kyle Perry, of Frewsburg, a third-year architectural technology student in the Department of Architecture and Design, has earned an honorable mention award and a cash prize of $500 for his outstanding architectural design entry in the 2012 AIAS/Kawneer “Enlightened Libraries” Competition.

Kyle PerryAlfred State student Kyle Perry, of Frewsburg, a third-year architectural technology student in the Department of Architecture and Design, has earned an honorable mention award and a cash prize of $500 for his outstanding architectural design entry in the 2012 AIAS/Kawneer “Enlightened Libraries” Competition.

Urban Design Studio students present their work in Washington, DC

Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) conferenceThe six seniors presented on the work they did last semester as part of a course called Design Studio 5: Urban Design in which they worked closely with residents and community leaders in the nearby community of Bath.

Six architectural technology students from Alfred State presented at the annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) conference last month in Washington, DC.

The six seniors presented on the work they did last semester as part of a course called Design Studio 5: Urban Design in which they worked closely with residents and community leaders in the nearby community of Bath. The students created architectural plans for the community which were well received and may be considered for future implementation.

Students’ work displayed at AIA event in Rochester

AIA displayArchitectural designs produced by architectural technology juniors Kyle Perry of Frewsburg and Steven Buchanan of Olean were displayed at the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Rochester Chapter meeting held Dec. 14 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Architectural designs produced by architectural technology juniors Kyle Perry of Frewsburg and Steven Buchanan of Olean were displayed at the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Rochester Chapter meeting held Dec. 14 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The display also featured architectural designs produced by RIT students. Alfred State professors Joy Carlson, William Dean, Mary Golden, Heinrich Hermann, and Rex Simpson attended the event. Carlson and Simpson coordinated the selection and preparation of student work.

Architecture students earn awards for sketches produced in Italy

Elizabeth KirchhoffThree Alfred State students have been awarded cash prizes for architectural sketches they produced while participating in Alfred State’s study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy earlier this year.

Three Alfred State students have been awarded cash prizes for architectural sketches they produced while participating in Alfred State’s study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy earlier this year.

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