Matthew DiRado, Program Coordinator
Email Address: DiradoMA@alfredstate.edu
Our four-year Bachelor of Science in architectural technology program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive architectural education. While the two-year AAS degree in architectural technology offers a broad range of skills this four year program continues the course of study, by combining a wholistic perspective of the built environment with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials acquired throughout a four-year studio sequence.
All architecture degree programs share course work across the first two years, while the
BS and BArch have some shared course work in the third and fourth years. This alignment
demands the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to meet the same NAAB
"Student Criteria” and “Program Criteria” that apply to the BArch program. The B.Arch.
program is the only fully-accredited undergraduate firstprofessional
architecture degree program in the SUNY system.
Broad exposure gives students the ability to be conversant with and/or seek employment within the architectural field, and also in related professions that engage the built environment.
The degree may be accepted for credit toward professional licensure in New York State.
Alfred State offers multiple study abroad options through our signature 10-week semester study abroad program (offered in conjunction with Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy) and other programs offered in conjunction with SUNY partners. Tolearn more, see www.alfredstate.edu/study-abroad.
All students in both the architecture and interior design programs are required to purchase
a computer before the beginning of the second year in addition to other equipment.
Typically the costs of these purchases can be covered using financial aid. Please
consult a financial aid counselor for further details. Laptop specifications are
available at http://www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
Graduates wishing to continue their education may choose to apply to master's programs in architecture or related disciplines. The lengths of such programs vary and depend on institutional requirements.
Employment and continuing education rate of 89 percent – 89 percent are employed.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Pre-calculus, Physics
Prior to studio placement within the architectural technology BS program, applicants from schools or programs with which Alfred State College does not have an active an articulation agreement, must submit a comprehensive academic portfolio for review. This portfolio will include examples of student work, course syllabi, assignments, and grade reports and will evaluated along with the student’s overall grade point average and studio course grades.
Students applying for transfer from schools with which Alfred State College has an existing and active articulation agreement (Erie CC, Finger Lakes CC, Dutchess CC, Onondaga CC, Orange County CC) may submit a condensed design portfolio.
Alfred State College uses SlideRoom to collect portfolio details, which will guide all students—new or transfer— through the process of assembling the correct materials for the portfolio.
Successfully complete all courses in the prescribed eight-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0.
Alfred State offers multiple study abroad options through our signature 10-week semester study abroad program (offered in conjunction with Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy) and other programs offered in conjunction with SUNY partners in France, Estonia, and Benin. To learn more, see www.alfredstate.edu/study-abroad.
A typical day consists of two, one-hour lectures and a two-hour studio in the freshman and sophomore years. At the junior and senior levels, three-hour studios are required.
Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student’s high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.
Math through Technical Calculus I must be completed. Students who start at a higher level of math must meet SUNY general education and campus liberal arts and sciences course credit requirements for graduation.
Minimum combined GPA of 3.0 is required in Alfred State studio courses (ARCH 1184, ARCH 2394, ARCH 3104, and ARCH 4304) or comparable courses at another institution to guarantee admission into ARCH 5306 - Design Studio 3. A portfolio review is required of all continuing or transfer students not meeting this requirement.
If entry-level math requirement is met, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 or 4 credits, otherwise take free elective.
Students must complete at least one course from seven of the 10 SUNY General Education silos.
Minimum grade of “C” is required for ARCH 5306, ARCH 6306, ARCH 7306, and ARCH 8306.
TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|ARCH||1184||Design Fundamentals 1||4|
|FNAT||2333||Survey of Design||3|
|FNAT||1303||Architectural History I||3|
|MATH||1034||College Algebra of Functions||4|
|ARCH||2394||Design Fundamentals 2||4|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective (Hist of West Civ)||3|
|PHYS||1024||General Physics I||4|
|ARCH||3104||Design Studio 1||4|
|ARCH||3014||Construction Technology 1||4|
|ARCH||3003||Environmental Controls 1||3|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective (Social Science)||3|
|MATH||1063||Technical Calculus I||3|
|ARCH||4304||Design Studio 2||4|
|ARCH||4014||Construction Technology 2||4|
|ARCH||4013||Municipal Codes & Regulations||3|
|ARCH||5306||Design Studio 3||6|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective (Foreign Language)||
|FNAT||5303||Architectural History II||3|
|xxx3||Gen Ed/LAS Elective - Upper Level||3|
|ARCH||6306||Design Studio 4||6|
|xxx4||Gen Ed/LAS Elective||4|
|xxx3||Gen Ed/LAS Elective (Humanities)||3|
|CIVL||5213||Foundations and Concrete||3|
|ARCH||7306||Design Studio 5||6|
|ARCH||7003||Environmental Controls 2||3|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective||3|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective - Upper Level||3|
|Gen Ed/LAS Elective - Upper Level||3|
|ARCH||8306||Design Studio 6||6|
|xxx3||Gen Ed/LAS Elective||3|
|xxx3||Gen Ed/LAS Elective (Am. Hist. or Other World Civ)||3|
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and/or to receive licensure.