The School of Architecture at Syracuse University (or Syracuse Architecture, as it is now styling itself) offers bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture that are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Both undergraduate and graduate programs rank among the best in the country (B.Arch - #2 and M.Arch #19 according to "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" 2010 published by DesignIntelligence). SUSOA, established in 1873, is the fourth oldest architecture program in the country.
The School of Architecture offers one of the most distinguished undergraduate programs in the nation leading to a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree. The School provides a comprehensive and intellectually challenging approach to the design of the built environment. It is a course of study that recognizes the mix of art and technology, and responds to the changing demands of the profession and society.
The design studio sequence is at the core of our program and is unique to architectural education. It is here that students begin to understand the fundamentals of design, working alongside their classmates. Instruction takes place at the desk through extensive one-on-one communication with dedicated professors, and in formal and more casual reviews of work. In addition to studio and class work the School provides a renowned lecture series, as well as symposia and exhibitions by leading architects, critics, and scholars, many of whom also participate in studio reviews held throughout the semester.
As part of a major liberal arts university, students in the School of Architecture have access to a wide variety of courses throughout the campus and have the opportunity to broaden their intellectual and creative foundation. Students are encouraged to participate in the cultural and social life across the wide spectrum of offerings on campus and in the city of Syracuse.
The Graduate Programs at Syracuse Architecture are committed to the rigorous study and creative potential of the discipline as well as to understanding and exploring architecture's complex cultural and social significance. Each of our programs aspires to produce graduates who, because they are deeply knowledgeable and conversant with architecture's techniques, traditions, and modes of inquiry and production, are poised to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world that demands innovation and agility. From the fundamentals of professional training in the core courses of the M.Arch I curriculum to advanced design research in our post-professional M.Arch II Research program, our students investigate the most compelling contemporary issues and pursue diverse approaches to architectural practice and speculation.
Students at Syracuse Architecture have the opportunity to study multiple aspects of architecture and its related fields -design, urbanism and urban development, theory, history, technology, digital media and fabrication- and to work closely with faculty in small classes, as advisors for independent study projects and theses, or as research assistants. Our Slocum Hall facilities (or Florence, London, and New York City Centers) immerse students in an academic and urban environment that stimulates and encourages graduate studies at the highest level.
The School of Architecture's campus home, was constructed in 1918 and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The recent redesign, by the New York firm of Garrison Architects, has enhanced and restored the five-story building's original qualities while updating it technologically, functionally, and aesthetically.
The renovation includes the re-creation of the central atrium space, the addition of a new auditorium and gallery, as well as expanded studio, research, and office space. The completed renovation has yielded an ideal environment for teaching, research, and production, and incorporated new technology in the studio environment, expanded research facilities, and adequate faculty offices. Public review spaces, an exhibition gallery, the architecture reading room, faculty offices, and the cafe are located along the perimeter of these atria in order to encourage collaboration and exchange.
This renovation has provided a compelling opportunity to integrate the school's facilities with its pedagogical priorities. Computing/plotting and woodshop/fabrication facilities are state-of-the-art.
The School also maintains a downtown Syracuse presence at The Warehouse in Armory Square, located in one of the most vital, pedestrian-oriented parts of the city. The Warehouse serves as headquarters for UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate as well as selected visiting critic studios.
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