Matthew DiRado, Program Coordinator
Email Address: DiradoMA@alfredstate.edu
Our architectural technology programs are designed to provide you with a comprehensive architectural education. The AAS degree offers a broad range of skills and the BS furthers this by combining a philosophic and artistic perspective of building design with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials acquired in a four-year studio structure.
All architecture degree programs have shared course work in the first two years, while the BS and BArch have some shared course work in the third and fourth years. Because of this alignment, the AAS and BS in architectural technology are required to meet the same NAAB "Student Performance Criteria" that apply to the BArch program (which was awarded Initial Accreditation Status retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018).
A laptop computer is required for students entering the architectural technology program. 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, each applicant must submit a digital portfolio for review that will be taken into consideration along with their overall grade point average and studio course grades.
Through the portfolio, the department hopes to get a sense of the applicant as a creative individual. We understand that the portfolio will not demonstrate mastery of architecture, but instead present a student's potential through explorations and representation of the built environment, which may be presented as art work such as drawings, sketches, models, sculpture, or photographs. The portfolio should focus mainly on the representation of space, but may also include a small representation of creative work such as woodworking, crafts, graphic design, and/or other creative endeavors (e.g., high school, college course) or from personal pursuits (e.g., employment, hobbies). Each portfolio should be a balanced representation of both two-and three-dimensional works.
The overall portfolio should include 10 to 20 examples of the applicant's very best creative work and creative process. All images should be clear (not blurry or pixilated) and include a short description of the work. The description should include: when the work was completed, the medium (materials) used to create the work, the dimensions of the original work, and whether the work was completed as a personal project or as an academic project. If the work presented was part of a group effort, the description should clearly identify any other group members and state your specific role and contribution.
The Admissions Committee strongly suggests using an online portfolio site such as AllYou, Behance, Portfoliobox, or similar site. All of these services offer a free option and are straightforward to set up. The department cannot answer questions about sign-in or set-up for these services. Questions about sign-in and set-up should be directed to the appropriate company.
The portfolio should be submitted by email to email@example.com. Alfred State accepts students on a rolling admissions system, which means students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. However, early application and portfolio submission may be important for certain scholarship consideration.
Successfully complete all courses in the prescribed eight-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.
As part of the graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in architectural technology, students must complete a portfolio according to the following guidelines:
Work in student portfolios should demonstrate:
Alfred State has an agreement with International Language Institute (Sant'Anna Institute) in Sorrento, Italy, to offer an optional study abroad to its students. Learn more at 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.