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Architecture

Overview

Designed to give you 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.

The architecture program’s practical orientation is also connected to a “learning-by-doing” teaching philosophy where courses have been designed to maximize your work on real problems and developing connections with a range of outside professionals.

Core Values and Approach:

Service Learning

One core value of the architecture program is service learning, allowing you to become more engaged in serving your communities. As you acquire a solid understanding of artistic and scientific concepts, you are increasingly challenged to progress to more complex problems through a combination of studio, hands-on and real world projects in service to local and regional community organizations. Students have the opportunity to work on design solutions to real architectural problems including projects such as affordable housing, community and cultural centers, and school buildings. These service learning experiences cultivate an ethic of civic engagement that will continue through your professional careers.

Sustainability

Sustainability is another core value of the architecture program. Required courses build a strong base of knowledge in green architecture, solar energy, sustainable design, and energy efficient systems. Students who are especially interested in sustainability can take electives focusing on advanced study of renewable energy, sustainable practices, and building science.


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Career and Other Opportunities

Graduates in architecture are prepared to pursue graduate study or transition directly into careers in architecture, planning, building science, construction management, environmental design, design-build, or other related professions.

Outcomes

The education of Keene State architecture majors focuses on teaching students to become effective, creative problem solvers with the tools to adapt and evolve their career paths to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Ryan Milewski Whelan
July 22, 2019 –

Keene State College and Career and Technical Education Centers (CTE) in New England are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn eight college credits before graduating...

Jessica Enman
March 27, 2019 –

Jessica Enman ’12 found her niche thanks to a downturn in the economy. An architecture major, she graduated at a time when even people experienced in the field couldn’t find...

Haldan, left, and Erik Block
March 27, 2019 –

Erik Block ’02 had what he calls a “trial by fire” in the design-build business.

He was a senior at Keene State, preparing for graduation, when a fire destroyed about...

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Keene, New Hampshire 03435