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Keene State’s program, the only BS degree major at a public liberal arts college in New England, places special emphasis on sustainable design, problem-solving, and collaborative work. The pre-professional four-year program prepares students for graduate study or work in the field.

Program Overview

"Through Keene State’s Architecture Program, I learned many skills that I use today... I would definitely recommend the program to students seeking a career in architecture. "
– Clare Dow-Ramirez

The Architecture Program at Keene State College is an undergraduate, pre-professional four-year program designed to give students a solid foundation in the artistic, scientific, and technical aspects of architecture. The curriculum offers a range of design studios, and courses in building science, sustainable design, history, digital technology, and practice leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. More about Program Overview

Architectural Outreach

Communicorp, 2012

Every April, students from the Collaborative Architectural Project class present design plans and recommendations for individual and community organization construction projects. According to Peter Temple, associate professor of technology, design, and safety, the course, known as "Communicorps," emphasizes a team approach to solving real-life architectural problems. The class also allows students to experience the evolving nature of their projects and feedback from clients, faculty, classmates, and architects. More about Architectural Outreach


"Each professor realizes the potential in every student, and they push students to achieve what they know that student can do. Due to the intimate size of the Architecture Program, students have the opportunity to develop friendships with their professors as they progress throughout their education."
– Michael Helmer

Keene State College’s Architecture Program faculty brings hands-on experience in the field of architecture to the classroom. Each faculty member is dedicated to the success of their students, and teaches the latest theories and practices. Faculty encourages students to learn through real-world projects and community engagement. More about Faculty

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July 21, 2017 –

What company wouldn’t kill to get an employee with this kind of attitude?

"During 2016, I focused on growing professionally by holding myself to higher standards and challenging myself to leave my comfort zone. I wanted to play an active role in making an impact at RPA, to see the…

May 22, 2017 –

The architecture lab in the TDS Center is strewn with hundreds of miniature models at any time during the school year. Associate professor of architecture Dr. Bart Sapeta had his class of juniors design 17 iterations of a structure that required the use of 144 square feet, a budget of…

November 15, 2016 –

Designing a public building includes tackling a set of unique challenges. And when the building site is 7,000 miles away in Africa, those challenges take on a whole new dimension. A new endowed scholarship has enabled Architecture majors Rachel Lamica and Connor Bell to overcome some of those challenges by…

October 25, 2016 –

When the Keene Public Library decided that it could overcome its space limitations, create room to integrate new technologies, and offer more resources and opportunities to the community by building a connection to and renovating the Library Annex (the former Heberton Hall), it realized it had a problem. How would…

September 2, 2016 –

Waking up early for his first class of the semester, Taylor Brands said it felt like he never left as he settled into his seat at the TDS Center for one of his four safety and occupational health applied sciences classes. “I do very well adjusting to different environments,” said…