Architectural Studies

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. Anthropology, computer science, environmental studies, history, psychology, and sociology all come into play, alongside art, math, and physics. Architectural Studies lays 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. Additional funding opportunities for Architectural Studies students and alumnae support research projects, internships, and graduate study.