Department News

One of the sketches done by Vina Pham during her time in Sorrento, Italy.

Bob Pahl Sketching Award recipients announced

Tue, Sep 5th, 2023

The honor began in 2012 and is named for Bob Pahl, a Boston-area architect, who graduated from Alfred State in 1981 with a degree in architectural engineering technology. The awards were presented this year to Vina Pham, Lauren Fisher, and Katie Petix.

Artwork created by Architecture professor Kevin Hofmann while doing a fellowship on Governors Island.

Professor Hofmann participates in Institute for Public Architecture Fellowship

Mon, Aug 21st, 2023

“The Institute for Public Architecture has supported various kinds of fellowships for architects and artists. Last year they began hosting overnight residencies, and I was fascinated by the opportunity to live and work on Governors Island while working on an independent research project.”

Kevin Hofmann - Assistant Professor of Architecture

Alfred State’s William Dean has been appointed as NCARB Architect Licensing Advisor.

William Dean appointed as NCARB Architect Licensing Advisor

Tue, Jun 27th, 2023

“I am pleased to be returning to this role and to be assisting an incredibly active, dynamic, and engaged group of students and faculty.”

William Dean 

Alfred State architecture students (L to R) Aiden Bonomo, Katie Petix, and Jack Christie were honored for their projects in the HOME competition.

Architecture students participate in HOME competition

Tue, Jun 20th, 2023

Alfred State’s Katie Petix (Bloomfield, NY) was recognized with the Simultaneous Award in the competition for her entry “A Place to Dwell.” Petix’s proposal, recently featured in Architype, the digital magazine of AIA Connecticut, was located on the Bay of Naples, Italy, and was comprised of “six 600 square foot homes woven into a multi-story model of elegant efficiency.”

Alfred State President Dr. Steven Mauro with Chancellor’s Award winner David Carli.

David Carli, Melanie Ryan, and Andrea Williamson earn Chancellor’s Award

Mon, Jun 12th, 2023

David Carli, Melanie Ryan, and Andrea Williamson were honored for earning SUNY Chancellor Award at the annual Recognition Celebration.

Steven Mauro of Alfred State and Cristiana Panicco of Sant’Anna Institute celebrate their continuing partnership in Sorrento overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

Southern Italy Tours for Southern Tier Students

Mon, May 15th, 2023

“Such an experience develops a fully evolved worldview for students. This is important because they will soon be employed and interacting with a wide diversity of people and cultures. Changes half a world away also impact economies and American society at lightning speed. Providing opportunities like this as part of what they’ve learned at Alfred State positions our students to be more adaptive and prepared for great success.”

Dr. Steven Mauro

Alfred State College President

2023 Alumni Award honorees Gary Moore ’76 and Christiana Mehmel ’19 prior to the Alfred State Honors Convocation.

Moore and Mehmel honored with Alfred State alumni awards

Thu, May 4th, 2023

Gary Moore ’76 and Christiana Mehmel ’19 were honored for bringing distinction to their alma mater and to themselves through their outstanding personal and professional achievements. Moore was named the 2023 Alfred State Distinguished Alumni while Mehmel was named the 2023 Alfred State Outstanding Young Alumni Award Winner. 

Pyur Tree Customs poses with the judges and the prize money.

Pyur Tree Customs wins AHA! Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition

Tue, Apr 4th, 2023

“Winning this competition is relieving because it is going to help tremendously with website development and will allow us to purchase new tools like a larger laser engraver. Jon and I went into the beginning of the day just excited to pitch the business to the judges. We are looking forward to where this opportunity takes us.”

Edward Scroxton

The Alfred State design-build team earned first place at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition.

Alfred State Design-Build team finishes first in construction competition

Wed, Feb 1st, 2023

"We are ecstatic to have placed first in this design-build competition. Our team's winning design, paired with our detailed schedule and accurate estimate for the project execution, is a testament to our careful preparation and attention to detail. We are incredibly proud of our accomplishment and look forward to seeing the impact this experience has on our future education and career endeavors.”

Six Alfred State students presenting at the Appalachian Teach Project symposium

Six ASC students attend 22nd annual Appalachian Teaching Project symposium

Mon, Dec 19th, 2022

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) hosted six Alfred State College students at the 22nd annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) symposium.