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Before attending Morrisville State, I knew very little about the architecture industry; but what I did know - it was my dream. The skills I acquired at MSC helped me on my journey to achieve my vision of becoming an architect.

Julio Torres Santana '07

Partner, Perez-Torres Arquitectos

Architectural Studies and Design A.S.

School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079

Architectural Studies and Design A.S.

Course Description

Architectural Design I

This course is will introduce the study of three dimensional design principles. The content of the course will address the design process, the vocabulary of design, rationale and meaning of design, as well as compositional and organizational strategies. The student will explore and express solutions to multiple design problems through different architectural media. The semester will culminate in a final project in which students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of basic design. Pre-or Co-requisites: ARCH 101, MATH 102 (min.) or permission of instructor 4 credits* (2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours), fall semester This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for the Arts

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Brian J. Kelly
Registered Architect - New York, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certified
(315) 684-6281
Sheila Johnson Design Center, Room 109

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Admissions Requirements

Two-year advising sequence:

  • Desired: Additional unit of defined math, art sequence, computer-aided drawing, architectural drawing, history, and a portfolio.

Three-year advising sequence:

Students lacking one or more requirements for the two-year advising sequence will be considered for the three-year advising sequence.

  • Desired: Art sequence, computer-aided drawing, architectural drawing, additional English, history and a portfolio.

Morrisville State College has a rolling admission policy; notification of acceptance begins November 1. SAT or ACT exams are recommended, and an on–campus interview is encouraged.