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While studying at HWS, architecture students often spend their summers interning in design firms all over the country. HWS helps students gain dynamic and hands-on experiences that build their resumes and help them stand out as unique applicants to graduate schools and future employers. These opportunities include working in the Carribean at an eco-tourist resort learning sustainable design building technologies, doing design/build for internationally known furniture makers, and working at our local community design center, the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center.

Architectural Studies majors at HWS have interned with prominent organizations from across the country, including:

  • Architectural and Environmental Associates – Flagstaff, AZ
  • Atelier Architects – Washington, D.C.
  • Ford3 Architects – Princeton, NJ
  • Geneva Dept. of Planning and Economic Development – Geneva, NY
  • Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Hilton Doubletree Guest Suites – Boston, MA
  • Hueber Breuer Construction Co., Inc. – Syracuse, NY
  • Hunt Architects – Rochester, NY
  • KGD Architecture – Rosslyn, VA
  • Maho Bay on St. John, USVI
  • Meditch Murphey Architects – Chevy Chase, MD
  • Metropolis Magazine – New York, NY
  • Miles and May Furniture Works – Geneva, NY
  • Minatoishi Architects, Inc. – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • New York Kitchen – Canandaigua, NY
  • Perkins Eastman – New York, NY
  • Rochester Amerks and Knighthawks – Rochester, NY
  • Shumaker Consulting – Binghamton, NY
  • Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP – New York, NY

Professional School

Many of our graduates go on to earn a Master’s in Architecture degree or Master’s in Landscape Architecture degree, while others choose to enter a program of graduate study in interior design, industrial design, urban design, city and regional planning, fashion, or real estate.

Due largely to the reputation of our alumni, the HWS Department of Art and Architecture has developed outstanding relationships with graduate programs in Architecture (M.Arch) and Landscape Architecture.

Below are some of the graduate schools HWS Architectural Studies majors have been accepted and attended:

  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Washington Seattle
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • North Carolina State University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Boston Architectural Center
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Harvard University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Design
  • Pratt Institute – New York City
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sci-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Syracuse University School of Architecture
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University
  • Arizona State University
  • City University of New York

Graduate Profile: Amanda Walker ’16

Amanda Walker '16

Graduate Student, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Kingston, Jamaica

“Through the collection of my HWS experiences, I gained a greater confidence in myself as a designer and developed a strong portfolio and resume, which earned me acceptances to multiple graduate schools: Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Virginia and The University of Michigan. With much consideration, I decided to attend The Harvard Graduate School of Design, where I will earn a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture.”

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