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Offering an interdisciplinary approach to issues of design and theory.
The program blends studio and academic work to explore the intersections between built forms and the natural landscape, as well as the interactions between architecture and culture throughout history. Architectural studies lay a foundation of creative practice, technical skill, problem-solving, and critical thinking that prepares students for graduate study and professions in a variety of fields including architectural, industrial, and landscape design, urban planning, construction, education, sustainability, and project management with international development organizations. Mount Holyoke College is also a member of the Five College Architectural Studies program which offers access to the collective courses, faculty, and resources of the Five Colleges.
There are funding opportunities for Architectural studies students and alumnae to support research projects, internships, and graduate study.
Meet the faculty to learn more about the courses they teach, their research and professional practice.
Explore the pathways for study, major and minor requirements, award opportunities, and guidelines for independent study and thesis projects.
Copenhagen? Dublin? Edinburgh? Rome? Find out more about the exciting opportunities for foreign study in architectural history, architectural design, and sustainability.
From designing buildings and cars to running a construction firm to urban planning, architectural studies offers you the creative, technical, and problem-solving skills for a wide range of careers.
Meet our outstanding alumnae whose stories of life beyond The Gates will open new horizons for study and professional practice.
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