The Department of Architecture at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture is a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession.
The University’s spacious and scenic 320-acre wooded main campus in suburban West Hartford features housing for 3,700 students. At the heart of the campus is the Harry Jack Gray Center, housing the University’s libraries, conference facilities, art gallery. With dynamic relationships with the city of Hartford, the University of Hartford has extended its reach and renewed its emphasis on helping students, businesses and the community meet the needs of the 21st century.
The Department of Architecture is a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it.
The 130-credit undergraduate program (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology) has traditionally prepared students for careers in a wide assortment of careers in architecture, design, and construction. It has been estimated by the faculty that approximately one third of the graduates each year successfully enter professional graduate programs in architecture. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET), one of only a handful of architecture programs in the U.S. with that distinction. Having been granted Candidacy status by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) effective January 1, 2003, faculty, students, and administrators have been working toward NAAB accreditation of the Master of Architecture program. The 64-credit graduate architecture program supports the mission of the University while responding to the needs of the state’s architectural profession, the region, and the city. With the undergraduate program offering a pre-professional degree in architecture, the graduate professional-degree program balances theoretical, technical, professional, and creative knowledge.